About the Authors

Barbara Gandolfi, Alejandro Cortes, Leslie A. Lyons
Department of Population Health and Reproduction, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Timothy J. Gruffydd-Jones
The Feline Centre, University of Bristol, Langford, Bristol, United Kingdom

Richard Malik
Centre for Veterinary Education, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Boyd R. Jones
Institute of Veterinary, Animal & Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Chris R. Helps
Molecular Diagnostic Unit, University of Bristol, Langford, Bristol, United Kingdom

Eva M. Prinzenberg, George Erhardt
Institute of Animal Breeding & Genetics, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany

Corresponding Author

lalyons@ucdavis.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BG TJG RM LAL. Performed the experiments: BG AC. Analyzed the data: BG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TJG RM CH E-MP GE LAL BRJ. Wrote the paper: BG LAL.