About the Authors

Anne Wöhlke, Ute Philipp, Ottmar Distl
Institute for Animal Breeding and Genetics, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Hannover, Germany

Patricia Bock, Andreas Beineke
Department of Pathology, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Hannover, Germany

Peter Lichtner, Thomas Meitinger
Helmholtz Zentrum München, Institute of Human Genetics, Neuherberg, Germany

Thomas Meitinger
Technische Universität München, Institute of Human Genetics, München, Germany

Corresponding Author

ottmar.distl@tiho-hannover.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: OD AW UP. Performed the experiments: AW UP PL. Analyzed the data: OD AW PL TM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AW OD UP PB AB PL TM. Wrote the paper: OD AW. Pathological examinations: PB AB.