About the Authors

Shifeng Zhu

Contributed equally to this work with: Shifeng Zhu, Rae-Dong Jeong

Affiliation Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

Rae-Dong Jeong

Contributed equally to this work with: Shifeng Zhu, Rae-Dong Jeong

Current address: Animal, Plant and Fisheries Quarantine and Inspection Agency, Pyeongtaek-si, South Korea

Affiliation Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

Srivathsa C. Venugopal

Current address: Metahelix Life Sciences Private Limited, Bommasandra, Bangalore, India

Affiliation Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

Ludmila Lapchyk

Affiliation Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

DuRoy Navarre

Affiliation U.S. Department of Agriculture–Agricultural Research Service, Washington State University, Prosser, Washington, United States of America

Aardra Kachroo

Affiliation Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

Pradeep Kachroo

pk62@uky.edu

Affiliation Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SZ RDJ SCV LL AK PK. Performed the experiments: SZ RDJ SCV LL DN. Analyzed the data: SZ RDJ SCV LL DN AK PK. Wrote the paper: PK AK SZ RDJ. Carried out localization, BiFC, and Co-IP assays: SZ RDJ. Assayed resistance of various genotypes to bacterial pathogens: SZ SCV. Assayed resistance to TCV of various genotypes: RDJ. Estimated SA levels: DN. Carried out protoplast transfection assays: SZ LL.