About the Authors

Wenbao Zhang

wenbaozhang62@yahoo.com.cn (WZ); zzhuangzhi@yahoo.com.cn (ZZ)

Affiliations Xinjiang Veterinary Research Institute, Xinjiang Academy of Animal Science, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China, Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, Queensland Institute of Medical Research Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Zhuangzhi Zhang

wenbaozhang62@yahoo.com.cn (WZ); zzhuangzhi@yahoo.com.cn (ZZ)

Affiliation Xinjiang Veterinary Research Institute, Xinjiang Academy of Animal Science, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China

Turhong Yimit

Affiliation Xinjiang Veterinary Research Institute, Xinjiang Academy of Animal Science, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China

Baoxin Shi

Affiliation Xinjiang Veterinary Research Institute, Xinjiang Academy of Animal Science, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China

Hasyeti Aili

Affiliation Xinjiang Veterinary Research Institute, Xinjiang Academy of Animal Science, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China

Gulnor Tulson

Affiliation Xinjiang Veterinary Research Institute, Xinjiang Academy of Animal Science, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China

Hong You

Affiliations Xinjiang Veterinary Research Institute, Xinjiang Academy of Animal Science, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China, Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, Queensland Institute of Medical Research Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Jun Li

Affiliation Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, Queensland Institute of Medical Research Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Darren J. Gray

Affiliation Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, Queensland Institute of Medical Research Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Donald P. McManus

Affiliation Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, Queensland Institute of Medical Research Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Jincheng Wang

Affiliation Xinjiang Veterinary Research Institute, Xinjiang Academy of Animal Science, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: WZ ZZ JW. Performed the experiments: WZ ZZ TY BS HA GT HY JL JW. Analyzed the data: WZ ZZ BS JL DJG DPM JW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: WZ ZZ JL. Wrote the paper: WZ ZZ DPM.