About the Authors

Hongtao Ji

Contributed equally to this work with: Hongtao Ji, Youning Wang, Catherine Cloix, Kexue Li

Affiliations State Key Laboratory of Plant Cell and Chromosome Engineering, Center for Agricultural Research Resources, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China, State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, College of Plant Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China

Youning Wang

Contributed equally to this work with: Hongtao Ji, Youning Wang, Catherine Cloix, Kexue Li

Affiliations State Key Laboratory of Plant Cell and Chromosome Engineering, Center for Agricultural Research Resources, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China, State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, College of Plant Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China

Catherine Cloix

Contributed equally to this work with: Hongtao Ji, Youning Wang, Catherine Cloix, Kexue Li

Affiliation Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, Bower Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Kexue Li

Contributed equally to this work with: Hongtao Ji, Youning Wang, Catherine Cloix, Kexue Li

Affiliations State Key Laboratory of Plant Cell and Chromosome Engineering, Center for Agricultural Research Resources, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China, State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, College of Plant Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China

Gareth I. Jenkins

Affiliation Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, Bower Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Shuangfeng Wang

Affiliation College of Life Science, Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang, China

Zhonglin Shang

Affiliation College of Life Science, Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang, China

Yiting Shi

Affiliation The State Key Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, College of Biological Sciences, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

Shuhua Yang

Affiliation The State Key Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, College of Biological Sciences, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

Xia Li

xli@genetics.ac.cn

Affiliations State Key Laboratory of Plant Cell and Chromosome Engineering, Center for Agricultural Research Resources, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China, State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, College of Plant Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: XL. Performed the experiments: HJ YW CC KL SW YS. Analyzed the data: HJ YW CC KL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YW KL GIJ SY ZS. Wrote the paper: HJ XL.