About the Authors

Lifang Zhang

Affiliation Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

Jer-Ming Chia

Affiliation Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

Sunita Kumari

Affiliation Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

Joshua C. Stein

Affiliation Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

Zhijie Liu

Affiliation Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

Apurva Narechania

Affiliation Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

Christopher A. Maher

Affiliation Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

Katherine Guill

Affiliation Plant Genetics Research Unit, United States Department of Agriculture–Agriculture Research Service, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

Michael D. McMullen

Affiliations Plant Genetics Research Unit, United States Department of Agriculture–Agriculture Research Service, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America, Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

Doreen Ware

Doreen.Ware@ars.usda.gov

Affiliations Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America, Plant, Soil, and Nutrition Research Unit, United States Department of Agriculture–Agriculture Research Service, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LZ JMC SK JCS DW. Performed the experiments: LZ JMC SK JCS ZL KG MDM. Analyzed the data: LZ JMC SK JCS AN CAM. Wrote the paper: LZ JMC SK JCS CAM MDM DW.