About the Authors

Peng Zhao

Affiliation Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, College of Life Science, State Key Laboratory of Plant Hybrid Rice, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Xue-mei Zhou

Affiliation Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, College of Life Science, State Key Laboratory of Plant Hybrid Rice, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Li-yao Zhang

Affiliation Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, College of Life Science, State Key Laboratory of Plant Hybrid Rice, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Wei Wang

Affiliation Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, College of Life Science, State Key Laboratory of Plant Hybrid Rice, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Li-gang Ma

Affiliation Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, College of Life Science, State Key Laboratory of Plant Hybrid Rice, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Li-bo Yang

Affiliation Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, College of Life Science, State Key Laboratory of Plant Hybrid Rice, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Xiong-bo Peng

Affiliation Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, College of Life Science, State Key Laboratory of Plant Hybrid Rice, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Peter V. Bozhkov

Affiliation Department of Plant Biology and Forest Genetics, Uppsala BioCenter, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Linnean Center for Plant Biology, Uppsala, Sweden

Meng-xiang Sun

mxsun@whu.edu.cn

Affiliation Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, College of Life Science, State Key Laboratory of Plant Hybrid Rice, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: PZ MXS PVB. Performed the experiments: PZ XMZ LYZ WW LGM LBY XBP. Analyzed the data: PZ LYZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MXS. Wrote the paper: PZ MXS PVB.