About the Authors

Donal Bisanzio

Affiliations Department of Animal Production, Epidemiology and Ecology, University of Torino, Torino, Italy, Molecular Biotechnology Center, University of Torino, Torino, Italy

Luigi Bertolotti

Affiliations Department of Animal Production, Epidemiology and Ecology, University of Torino, Torino, Italy, Molecular Biotechnology Center, University of Torino, Torino, Italy

Laura Tomassone

Affiliation Department of Animal Production, Epidemiology and Ecology, University of Torino, Torino, Italy

Giusi Amore

Affiliation Department of Animal Production, Epidemiology and Ecology, University of Torino, Torino, Italy

Charlotte Ragagli

Affiliation Ministry of Forestry and Agricultural Politics, State Forestry Department, Territorial Unit for Biodiversity, Lucca, Italy

Alessandro Mannelli

Affiliation Department of Animal Production, Epidemiology and Ecology, University of Torino, Torino, Italy

Mario Giacobini

Contributed equally to this work with: Mario Giacobini, Paolo Provero

mario.giacobini@unito.it (MG); paolo.provero@unito.it (PP)

Affiliations Department of Animal Production, Epidemiology and Ecology, University of Torino, Torino, Italy, Molecular Biotechnology Center, University of Torino, Torino, Italy

Paolo Provero

Contributed equally to this work with: Mario Giacobini, Paolo Provero

mario.giacobini@unito.it (MG); paolo.provero@unito.it (PP)

Affiliations Molecular Biotechnology Center, University of Torino, Torino, Italy, Department of Genetics Biology and Biochemistry, University of Torino, Torino, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AM MG PP. Performed the experiments: DB. Analyzed the data: DB LB MG PP. Wrote the paper: DB LB MG PP. Data acquisition: LM GA CR AM.