About the Authors

Yali Hou, Yachun Wang
College of Animal Science & Technology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

George Lust
Baker Institute for Animal Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

Lan Zhu
Department of Statistics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States of America

Zhiwu Zhang
Institute for Genomic Diversity, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

Rory J. Todhunter
Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

zz19@cornell.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GL LZ ZZ RJT. Performed the experiments: YH YW. Analyzed the data: YH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YW ZZ. Wrote the paper: GL LZ ZZ RJT.