About the Authors

Leonardo Murgiano

Affiliations Institute of Genetics, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, DermFocus, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Vera Shirokova

Affiliation Developmental Biology Program, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Monika Maria Welle

Affiliations DermFocus, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, Institute of Animal Pathology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Vidhya Jagannathan

Affiliations Institute of Genetics, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, DermFocus, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Philippe Plattet

Affiliation Division of Neurological Sciences, DCR-VPH, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Anna Oevermann

Affiliation Division of Neurological Sciences, DCR-VPH, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Aldona Pienkowska-Schelling

Affiliation Clinic for Reproductive Medicine, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Daniele Gallo

Affiliation Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences, University of Bologna, Ozzano dell’Emilia, Italy

Arcangelo Gentile

Affiliation Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences, University of Bologna, Ozzano dell’Emilia, Italy

Marja Mikkola

Affiliation Developmental Biology Program, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Cord Drögemüller

cord.droegemueller@vetsuisse.unibe.ch

Affiliations Institute of Genetics, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, DermFocus, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LM PP AG MM CD. Performed the experiments: LM VS MMW VJ AO APS DG AG CD. Analyzed the data: LM VS MMW VJ PP AO APS MM CD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MMW PP AO DG AG CD. Wrote the paper: LM VS MM CD.