About the Authors

Stella A. G. D. Salvo

Affiliation Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Candice N. Hirsch

Affiliation Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

C. Robin Buell

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

Shawn M. Kaeppler

Affiliation Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Heidi F. Kaeppler

hfkaeppl@wisc.edu

Affiliation Department of Agronomy, 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: SAGDS SMK HFK. Performed the experiments: SAGDS CNH. Analyzed the data: SAGDS CNH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SAGDS CNH HFK SMK CRB. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: SAGDS HFK.