About the Authors

Lifang Zhang, Jer-Ming Chia, Sunita Kumari, Joshua C. Stein, Zhijie Liu, Apurva Narechania, Christopher A. Maher, Doreen Ware
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

Katherine Guill, Michael D. McMullen
Plant Genetics Research Unit, United States Department of Agriculture–Agriculture Research Service, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

Michael D. McMullen
Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

Doreen Ware
Plant, Soil, and Nutrition Research Unit, United States Department of Agriculture–Agriculture Research Service, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Doreen.Ware@ars.usda.gov

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.