About the Authors

Dejun Li

dejunl@gmail.com

Current address: Department of Botany and Microbiology, the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, United States of America

Affiliations Livestock Systems Research Department, Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy, County Cork, Ireland, Biosystem Engineering, UCD School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin, Ireland

Gary Lanigan

Affiliation Environment, Soils and Land-Use Research Department, Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, County Wexford, Ireland

James Humphreys

Affiliation Livestock Systems Research Department, Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy, County Cork, Ireland

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JH GL. Performed the experiments: DL. Analyzed the data: DL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JH. Wrote the paper: DL JH GL.