About the Authors

Justin W. Walley

Affiliation Department of Plant Biology, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

Heather C. Rowe

Affiliation Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, United States of America

Yanmei Xiao

Affiliation Department of Plant Biology, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

E. Wassim Chehab

Address Current address: Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Plant Biology, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

Daniel J. Kliebenstein

Affiliation Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, United States of America

Doris Wagner

Affiliation Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Katayoon Dehesh

kdehesh@ucdavis.edu

Affiliation Department of Plant Biology, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JW HCR KD. Performed the experiments: JW HCR YX EWC. Analyzed the data: JW HCR YX EWC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DJK DW KD. Wrote the paper: JW.