About the Authors

Huansheng Yang, Dezhi Fu, Hua Shao, Xiangfeng Kong, Wence Wang, Yulong Yin
Key Laboratory of Agro-ecological Processes in Subtropical Region and Research Center for Healthy Breeding of Livestock and Poultry, Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changsha, Hunan, People’s Republic of China

Huansheng Yang
Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, People’s Republic of China

Hua Shao
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Xiangfeng Kong
Huanjiang Observation and Research Station for Karst Ecosystem, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Huanjiang, Guangxi, People’s Republic of China

Xiaojian Yang
Department of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Charles M. Nyachoti
Department of Animal Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HY XK YY. Performed the experiments: HY DF XK WW. Analyzed the data: HY DF XY YY. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YH DF HS WW. Wrote the paper: HY HS CMN YY.