About the Authors

Jai K. Kaushik

Jaikr1@gmail.com (JKK); vkbatish@gmail.com (VKB)

Affiliation Animal Biotechnology Centre, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India

Ashutosh Kumar

Current address: Perfetti Van Melle, Rurdrapur, Uttrakhand, India

Affiliation Molecular Biology Unit, Dairy Microbiology Division, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India

Raj K. Duary

Affiliation Molecular Biology Unit, Dairy Microbiology Division, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India

Ashok K. Mohanty

Affiliation Animal Biotechnology Centre, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India

Sunita Grover

Affiliation Molecular Biology Unit, Dairy Microbiology Division, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India

Virender K. Batish

Jaikr1@gmail.com (JKK); vkbatish@gmail.com (VKB)

Affiliation Molecular Biology Unit, Dairy Microbiology Division, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JKK SG VKB. Performed the experiments: JKK AK RKD AKM SG. Analyzed the data: JKK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JKK AKM SG VKB. Wrote the paper: JKK SG VKB.