About the Authors

Guo-Hua Liu

Affiliations State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, PR China, College of Veterinary Medicine, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, Hunan Province, PR China

Robin B. Gasser

robinbg@unimelb.edu.au (RBG); xingquanzhu1@hotmail.com (XQZ)

Affiliation Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Domenico Otranto

Affiliation Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Università degli Studi di Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy

Min-Jun Xu

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, PR China

Ji-Long Shen

Affiliation Department of Pathogen Biology, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui Province, China

Namitha Mohandas

Affiliation Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Dong-Hui Zhou

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, PR China

Xing-Quan Zhu

robinbg@unimelb.edu.au (RBG); xingquanzhu1@hotmail.com (XQZ)

Affiliations State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, PR China, College of Veterinary Medicine, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, Hunan Province, PR China, College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Heilongjiang Bayi Agricultural University, Daqing, Heilongjiang Province, PR China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: XQZ RBG GHL. Performed the experiments: GHL MJX. Analyzed the data: GHL RBG XQZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MJX JLS DHZ NM. Wrote the paper: GHL RBG DO XQZ.