About the Authors

Ya-Feng Zhang

Affiliation Institute of Plant Molecular Biology and Agricultural Biotechnology, State Key Lab of Agrobiotechnology, School of Life Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

Ming-Ming Hou

Affiliation Institute of Plant Molecular Biology and Agricultural Biotechnology, State Key Lab of Agrobiotechnology, School of Life Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

Bao-Cai Tan

bctan@cuhk.edu.hk

Affiliation Institute of Plant Molecular Biology and Agricultural Biotechnology, State Key Lab of Agrobiotechnology, School of Life Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BCT YFZ. Performed the experiments: YFZ BCT MMH. Analyzed the data: YFZ BCT MMH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BCT YFZ MMH. Wrote the paper: YFZ BCT.