About the Authors

Yaqing Du

Address Current address: Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Christopher N. Topp

Address Current address: Department of Biology and IGSP Center for Systems Biology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

R. Kelly Dawe

kelly@plantbio.uga.edu

Affiliations Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America, Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YD CNT RKD. Performed the experiments: YD CNT. Analyzed the data: YD CNT RKD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RKD. Wrote the paper: YD CNT RKD.