About the Authors

Yi Jia

Affiliations Interdepartmental Plant Biology Program, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America, Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

Damon R. Lisch

Affiliation Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

Kazuhiro Ohtsu

Address Current address: Laboratory of Plant Molecular Genetics, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Affiliation Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

Michael J. Scanlon

Affiliation Department of Plant Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

Dan Nettleton

Affiliation Department of Statistics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

Patrick S. Schnable

schnable@iastate.edu

Affiliations Interdepartmental Plant Biology Program, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America, Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America, Center for Plant Genomics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YJ DN PSS. Performed the experiments: YJ KO. Analyzed the data: YJ DN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DRL PSS. Wrote the paper: YJ DRL MJS DN PSS.