About the Authors

Chunlai Li

Affiliations 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, Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Yiqin Wang

Affiliation 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

Linchuan Liu

Affiliations 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, Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Yingchun Hu

Affiliation College of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China

Fengxia Zhang

Affiliation 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

Sod Mergen

Affiliation College of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China

Guodong Wang

Affiliation 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

Michael R. Schläppi

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

Chengcai Chu

ccchu@genetics.ac.cn

Affiliation 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

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CL CC. Performed the experiments: CL YW YH LL FZ. Analyzed the data: CL GW S MRS. Wrote the paper: CL MRS CC.