About the Authors

Chunyi Li

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: chunyi.li@agresearch.co.nz

Affiliation AgResearch, Invermay Agricultural Centre, Mosgiel, New Zealand

Jo-Ann L. Stanton

Affiliation Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Tracy M. Robertson

Affiliations AgResearch, Invermay Agricultural Centre, Mosgiel, New Zealand, Department of Physiology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

James M. Suttie

Affiliation AgResearch, Invermay Agricultural Centre, Mosgiel, New Zealand

Philip W. Sheard

Affiliation Department of Physiology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

A. John Harris

Affiliation Department of Physiology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Dawn E. Clark

Affiliation AgResearch, Invermay Agricultural Centre, Mosgiel, New Zealand

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CL JS JH DC. Performed the experiments: CL JS TR JS PS DC. Analyzed the data: CL JS TR DC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CL JS JS JH. Wrote the paper: CL JS TR DC.