About the Authors

Elise A. Kikis

Contributed equally to this work with: Elise A. Kikis, Yoshito Oka

Address Current address: Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Cell Biology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States of America

Affiliations Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America, USDA/ARS – Plant Gene Expression Center, Albany, California, United States of America

Yoshito Oka

Contributed equally to this work with: Elise A. Kikis, Yoshito Oka

Affiliations Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America, USDA/ARS – Plant Gene Expression Center, Albany, California, United States of America

Matthew E. Hudson

Affiliation Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Akira Nagatani

Affiliation Department of Biology, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Peter H. Quail

quail@nature.berkeley.edu

Affiliations Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America, USDA/ARS – Plant Gene Expression Center, Albany, California, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EAK YO MEH AN PHQ. Performed the experiments: EAK YO MEH. Analyzed the data: EAK YO MEH AN PHQ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EAK YO MEH AN. Wrote the paper: EAK YO MEH AN PHQ.