About the Authors

Michael P. Heaton, Michael L. Clawson, Carol G. Chitko-Mckown, Kreg A. Leymaster, Timothy P. L. Smith, Gregory P. Harhay
U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, Agriculture Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Clay Center, Nebraska, United States of America

Stephen N. White, Lynn M. Herrmann-Hoesing
Animal Disease Research Unit, Agriculture Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

Michelle R. Mousel, Gregory S. Lewis
U.S. Sheep Experiment Station, Agriculture Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Dubois, Idaho, United States of America

Theodore S. Kalbfleisch
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Medicine, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America

James E. Keen
Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center, University of Nebraska, Clay Center, Nebraska, United States of America

William W. Laegreid
Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Corresponding Author

mike.heaton@ars.usda.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MPH MLC CGC-M KAL TPLS SNW LMH-H MRM JEK WWL. Performed the experiments: MPH MLC CGC-M KAL TPLS SNW LMH-H MRM JEK WWL. Analyzed the data: MPH MLC CGC-M KAL TPLS SNW LMH-H MRM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MPH MLC CGC-M KAL TPLS GPH GSL SNW LMH-H MRM TSK JEK WWL. Wrote the paper: MPH MLC CGC-M KAL TPLS GPH SNW LMH-H MRM GSL TSK JEK WWL.