About the Authors

Wenchao Zhang

Affiliation Plant Biology Division, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States of America

Xinbin Dai

Affiliation Plant Biology Division, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States of America

Qishan Wang

Affiliation School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

Shizhong Xu

shizhong.xu@ucr.edu (SX); pzhao@noble.org (PXZ)

Affiliation Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America

Patrick X. Zhao

shizhong.xu@ucr.edu (SX); pzhao@noble.org (PXZ)

Affiliation Plant Biology Division, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SX PXZ. Performed the experiments: WZ XD QW. Analyzed the data: WZ XD SX PXZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: WZ XD SX PXZ. Wrote the paper: WZ XD QW SX PXZ.