About the Authors

Shifeng Zhu, Rae-Dong Jeong, Srivathsa C. Venugopal, Ludmila Lapchyk, Aardra Kachroo, Pradeep Kachroo
Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

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

Corresponding Author

pk62@uky.edu

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.