About the Authors

Weiqing Zeng

Affiliation Department of Energy (DOE)-Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Alexandre Brutus

Affiliation Department of Energy (DOE)-Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

James M. Kremer

Affiliations Department of Energy (DOE)-Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

John C. Withers

Affiliations Department of Energy (DOE)-Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America, Department of Plant Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Xiaoli Gao

Address Current address: Biological Science Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, United States of America.

Affiliations Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America, Genetics Graduate Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

A. Daniel Jones

Affiliations Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America, Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Sheng Yang He

hes@msu.edu

Address Current address: Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Plant Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Affiliations Department of Energy (DOE)-Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America, Department of Plant Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: WZ SYH. Performed the experiments: WZ AB JMK XG. Analyzed the data: WZ AB JMK ADJ SYH. Wrote the paper: WZ SYH.