About the Authors

David Wragg, Joram M. Mwacharo, Olivier Hanotte
Centre for Genetics and Genomics, School of Biology, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, United Kingdom

José A. Alcalde
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Facultad de Agronomia e Ingenieria Forestal, Santiago, Chile

Chen Wang, Jian-Lin Han
CAAS-ILRI Joint Laboratory on Livestock and Forage Genetic Resources, Institute of Animal Science, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), Beijing, China

Jian-Lin Han
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi, Kenya

Jaime Gongora
The University of Sydney, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

David Gourichon
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, UE1295 Poultry Experimental Platform of Tours, Nouzilly, France

Michèle Tixier-Boichard
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, AgroParisTech, UMR1313 Animal Genetics and Integrative Biology, Jouy-en-Josas, France

Corresponding Author

olivier.hanotte@nottingham.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DW JMM JAA CW JLH DG MTB OH. Performed the experiments: DW JMM CW DG JG MTB. Analyzed the data: DW JMM JLH OH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DW JMM JAA CW JLH JG DG MTB OH. Wrote the paper: DW JMM OH.