About the Authors

Stefania Testoni

Affiliation Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, University of Padua, Legnaro, Padua, Italy

Elena Bartolone

Affiliations Veterinary Clinical Department, University of Bologna, Ozzano Emilia, Bologna, Italy, Institute of Genetics, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Marco Rossi

Affiliations Veterinary Clinical Department, University of Bologna, Ozzano Emilia, Bologna, Italy, Institute of Genetics, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Andrea Patrignani

Affiliation Functional Genomics Center Zürich, University/ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Rémy Bruggmann

Affiliations Functional Genomics Center Zürich, University/ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, Department of Biology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Peter Lichtner

Affiliation Institute of Human Genetics, Helmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Neuherberg, Germany

Jens Tetens

Affiliation Institute for Animal Breeding and Husbandry, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Kiel, Germany

Arcangelo Gentile

Affiliation Veterinary Clinical Department, University of Bologna, Ozzano Emilia, Bologna, Italy

Cord Drögemüller

cord.droegemueller@vetsuisse.unibe.ch

Affiliation Institute of Genetics, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ST AG CD. Performed the experiments: ST EB MR AP RB PL AG CD. Analyzed the data: EB RB JT CD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ST AP RB PL JT AG CD. Wrote the paper: CD.