About the Authors

Lijuan Ji, Xigang Liu, Rae Eden Yumul, Yun Ju Kim, Thanh Theresa Dinh, Jun Liu, Binglian Zheng, Manu Agarwal, Xuemei Chen
Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, Institute of Integrative Genome Biology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America

Jun Yan, Guiliang Tang
Gene Suppression Laboratory, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and KTRDC, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

Wenming Wang
Rice Institute, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu, China

Rae Eden Yumul, Thanh Theresa Dinh
ChemGen IGERT program, Center for Plant Cell Biology, Institute of Integrative Genome Biology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America

Xia Cui, Chunyan Liu, Xiaofeng Cao
State Key Laboratory of Plant Genomics and National Center for Plant Gene Research, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Corresponding Author

xuemei.chen@ucr.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: X Chen, L Ji, X Liu, W Wang, RE Yumul, X Cui, X Cao, G Tang. Performed the experiments: X Chen, L Ji, X Liu, J Yan, W Wang, RE Yumul, YJ Kim, TT Dinh, J Liu, X Cui, B Zheng, M Agarwal, C Liu. Analyzed the data: X Chen, L Ji, X Liu, W Wang, RE Yumul, YJ Kim, TT Dinh, J Liu, B Zheng, M Agarwal, C Liu. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: J Yan, G Tang. Wrote the paper: X Chen, L Ji, RE Yumul.