About the Authors

Xuejun Yang

Affiliations State Key Laboratory of Vegetation and Environmental Change, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, Jiangxi Academy of Forestry, Nanchang, China

Carol C. Baskin

Affiliations Department of Biology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

Jerry M. Baskin

Affiliation Department of Biology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

Guangzheng Liu

Affiliation Jiangxi Academy of Forestry, Nanchang, China

Zhenying Huang

zhenying@ibcas.ac.cn

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Vegetation and Environmental Change, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: XY CCB JMB ZH. Performed the experiments: XY CCB JMB GL ZH. Analyzed the data: XY CCB JMB GL ZH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ZH. Wrote the paper: XY CCB JMB GL ZH.