About the Authors

Chunyan Mou

Affiliation The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Frederique Pitel

Affiliation UMR INRA/ENVT Laboratoire de Génétique Cellulaire, INRA, Castanet-Tolosan, France

David Gourichon

Affiliation INRA, UE1295 PEAT, Nouzilly, France

Florence Vignoles

Affiliation UMR INRA/ENVT Laboratoire de Génétique Cellulaire, INRA, Castanet-Tolosan, France

Athanasia Tzika

Affiliation Laboratory of Natural and Artificial Evolution, Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, Sciences III, Geneva, Switzerland

Patricia Tato

Affiliation Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico

Le Yu

Affiliation The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Dave W. Burt

Affiliation The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Bertrand Bed'hom

Affiliation INRA, AgroParisTech, UMR1313 GABI, Jouy-en-Josas, France

Michele Tixier-Boichard

Affiliation INRA, AgroParisTech, UMR1313 GABI, Jouy-en-Josas, France

Kevin J. Painter

Affiliation Department of Mathematics and Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences, School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Denis J. Headon

denis.headon@roslin.ed.ac.uk

Affiliation The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: DJH KJP MTB FP. Performed the experiments: CM FP DG FV DJH. Analyzed the data: CM FP AT LY DWB BB MTB KJP DJH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PT LY. Wrote the paper: FP MTB BB KJP DJH.