About the Authors

Rebecca S. Bart

Contributed equally to this work with: Rebecca S. Bart, Mawsheng Chern

Affiliations Department of Plant Pathology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America, Joint Bioenergy Institute, Emeryville, California, United States of America

Mawsheng Chern

Contributed equally to this work with: Rebecca S. Bart, Mawsheng Chern

Affiliations Department of Plant Pathology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America, Joint Bioenergy Institute, Emeryville, California, United States of America

Miguel E. Vega-Sánchez

Affiliations Department of Plant Pathology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America, Joint Bioenergy Institute, Emeryville, California, United States of America

Patrick Canlas

Affiliations Department of Plant Pathology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America, Joint Bioenergy Institute, Emeryville, California, United States of America

Pamela C. Ronald

pcronald@ucdavis.edu

Affiliations Department of Plant Pathology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America, Joint Bioenergy Institute, Emeryville, California, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RSB MC MEVS PCR. Performed the experiments: RSB MC MEVS PC. Analyzed the data: RSB MC MEVS. Wrote the paper: RSB PCR.