About the Authors

Lyudmila Sidorenko

Affiliation Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

Jane E. Dorweiler

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

A. Mark Cigan

Affiliation Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Johnston, Iowa, United States of America

Mario Arteaga-Vazquez

Affiliation Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

Meenal Vyas

Affiliation Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

Jerry Kermicle

Affiliation Genetics Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Diane Jurcin

Affiliation Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

Jan Brzeski

Affiliation Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

Yu Cai

Affiliation Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

Vicki L. Chandler

chandler@ag.arizona.edu

Affiliation Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LS JED AMC MAV MV JK JB YC VLC. Performed the experiments: LS JED AMC MAV MV JK DJ JB YC. Analyzed the data: LS JED AMC MAV MV JK DJ YC. Wrote the paper: LS VLC.