About the Authors

Aashish Ranjan

Affiliation Department of Plant Biology, University of California at Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Brad T. Townsley

Affiliation Department of Plant Biology, University of California at Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Yasunori Ichihashi

Current address: RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

Affiliation Department of Plant Biology, University of California at Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Neelima R. Sinha

nrsinha@ucdavis.edu (NRS); dchitwood@danforthcenter.org (DHC)

Affiliation Department of Plant Biology, University of California at Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Daniel H. Chitwood

nrsinha@ucdavis.edu (NRS); dchitwood@danforthcenter.org (DHC)

Affiliation Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DHC AR BTT. Performed the experiments: DHC AR BTT YI. Analyzed the data: DHC AR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AR BTT YI. Wrote the paper: DHC NRS.