About the Authors

Meiying Fang

Contributed equally to this work with: Meiying Fang, Greger Larson

Affiliations Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden, College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

Greger Larson

Contributed equally to this work with: Meiying Fang, Greger Larson

Address Current address: Department of Archaeology, Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom

Affiliation Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Helena Soares Ribeiro

Affiliation Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

Ning Li

Affiliation State Key Laboratory for Agrobiotechnology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

Leif Andersson

Leif.Andersson@imbim.uu.se

Affiliations Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LA. Performed the experiments: MF GL HSR. Analyzed the data: MF GL HSR LA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NL. Wrote the paper: MF GL LA.