About the Authors

Zhepeng Wang

Contributed equally to this work with: Zhepeng Wang, Lujiang Qu, Junfeng Yao

Affiliation National Engineering Laboratory for Animal Breeding and Key Laboratory of Animal Genetics, Breeding, and Reproduction of the Ministry of Agriculture, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

Lujiang Qu

Contributed equally to this work with: Zhepeng Wang, Lujiang Qu, Junfeng Yao

Affiliation National Engineering Laboratory for Animal Breeding and Key Laboratory of Animal Genetics, Breeding, and Reproduction of the Ministry of Agriculture, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

Junfeng Yao

Contributed equally to this work with: Zhepeng Wang, Lujiang Qu, Junfeng Yao

Affiliation National Engineering Laboratory for Animal Breeding and Key Laboratory of Animal Genetics, Breeding, and Reproduction of the Ministry of Agriculture, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

Xiaolin Yang

Affiliation National Engineering Laboratory for Animal Breeding and Key Laboratory of Animal Genetics, Breeding, and Reproduction of the Ministry of Agriculture, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

Guangqi Li

Affiliation National Engineering Laboratory for Animal Breeding and Key Laboratory of Animal Genetics, Breeding, and Reproduction of the Ministry of Agriculture, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

Yuanyuan Zhang

Affiliation National Engineering Laboratory for Animal Breeding and Key Laboratory of Animal Genetics, Breeding, and Reproduction of the Ministry of Agriculture, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

Junying Li

Affiliation National Engineering Laboratory for Animal Breeding and Key Laboratory of Animal Genetics, Breeding, and Reproduction of the Ministry of Agriculture, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

Xiaotong Wang

Affiliation National Engineering Laboratory for Animal Breeding and Key Laboratory of Animal Genetics, Breeding, and Reproduction of the Ministry of Agriculture, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

Jirong Bai

Affiliation National Engineering Laboratory for Animal Breeding and Key Laboratory of Animal Genetics, Breeding, and Reproduction of the Ministry of Agriculture, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

Guiyun Xu

Affiliation National Engineering Laboratory for Animal Breeding and Key Laboratory of Animal Genetics, Breeding, and Reproduction of the Ministry of Agriculture, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

Xuemei Deng

deng@cau.edu.cn (XD); nyang@cau.edu.cn (NY)

Affiliation National Engineering Laboratory for Animal Breeding and Key Laboratory of Animal Genetics, Breeding, and Reproduction of the Ministry of Agriculture, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

Ning Yang

deng@cau.edu.cn (XD); nyang@cau.edu.cn (NY)

Affiliation National Engineering Laboratory for Animal Breeding and Key Laboratory of Animal Genetics, Breeding, and Reproduction of the Ministry of Agriculture, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

Changxin Wu

Affiliation National Engineering Laboratory for Animal Breeding and Key Laboratory of Animal Genetics, Breeding, and Reproduction of the Ministry of Agriculture, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NY XD LQ CW. Performed the experiments: ZW JY. Analyzed the data: ZW JY. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: XY GL YZ JL XW JB GX CW. Wrote the paper: NY LQ XD ZW.