About the Authors

Rajandeep S. Sekhon

Affiliations Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Energy Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Roman Briskine

Affiliation Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Candice N. Hirsch

Affiliations Department of Plant Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America, Department of Energy Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Chad L. Myers

Affiliation Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Nathan M. Springer

Affiliation Microbial and Plant Genomics Institute, Department of Plant Biology, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

C. Robin Buell

Affiliations Department of Plant Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America, Department of Energy Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Natalia de Leon

Affiliations Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Energy Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Shawn M. Kaeppler

smkaeppl@wisc.edu

Affiliations Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Energy Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RSS NdL SMK. Performed the experiments: RSS CNH. Analyzed the data: RSS RB CNH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SMK NdL CRB NMS CLM. Wrote the paper: RSS RB CNH CLM NMS CRB NdL SMK.