About the Authors

Sang Hee Kim

Contributed equally to this work with: Sang Hee Kim, Fei Gao

Affiliation Division of Plant Sciences, Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center and Interdisciplinary Plant Group, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

Fei Gao

Contributed equally to this work with: Sang Hee Kim, Fei Gao

Affiliation Division of Plant Sciences, Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center and Interdisciplinary Plant Group, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

Saikat Bhattacharjee

Affiliation Division of Plant Sciences, Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center and Interdisciplinary Plant Group, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

Joseph A. Adiasor

Affiliation Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

Ji Chul Nam

Affiliation Division of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

Walter Gassmann

gassmannw@missouri.edu

Affiliation Division of Plant Sciences, Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center and Interdisciplinary Plant Group, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SHK FG SB WG. Performed the experiments: SHK FG SB JAA JCN WG. Analyzed the data: SHK FG SB JAA JCN WG. Wrote the paper: SHK FG SB WG.