About the Authors

Li Jiang

Contributed equally to this work with: Li Jiang, Jianfeng Liu, Dongxiao Sun

Affiliation Key Laboratory of Animal Genetics and Breeding of the Ministry of Agriculture, College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, People's Republic of China

Jianfeng Liu

Contributed equally to this work with: Li Jiang, Jianfeng Liu, Dongxiao Sun

Affiliation Key Laboratory of Animal Genetics and Breeding of the Ministry of Agriculture, College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, People's Republic of China

Dongxiao Sun

Contributed equally to this work with: Li Jiang, Jianfeng Liu, Dongxiao Sun

Affiliation Key Laboratory of Animal Genetics and Breeding of the Ministry of Agriculture, College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, People's Republic of China

Peipei Ma

Affiliation Key Laboratory of Animal Genetics and Breeding of the Ministry of Agriculture, College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, People's Republic of China

Xiangdong Ding

Affiliation Key Laboratory of Animal Genetics and Breeding of the Ministry of Agriculture, College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, People's Republic of China

Ying Yu

Affiliation Key Laboratory of Animal Genetics and Breeding of the Ministry of Agriculture, College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, People's Republic of China

Qin Zhang

qzhang@cau.edu.cn

Affiliation Key Laboratory of Animal Genetics and Breeding of the Ministry of Agriculture, College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, People's Republic of China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: QZ. Performed the experiments: LJ DS PM. Analyzed the data: JL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: XD YY. Wrote the paper: LJ JL QZ.