About the Authors

Dang Wang

Contributed equally to this work with: Dang Wang, Lu Cao, Zheng Xu

Affiliation Division of Animal Infectious Diseases, State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China

Lu Cao

Contributed equally to this work with: Dang Wang, Lu Cao, Zheng Xu

Affiliation Division of Animal Infectious Diseases, State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China

Zheng Xu

Contributed equally to this work with: Dang Wang, Lu Cao, Zheng Xu

Affiliation Division of Animal Infectious Diseases, State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China

Liurong Fang

Affiliation Division of Animal Infectious Diseases, State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China

Yao Zhong

Affiliation Division of Animal Infectious Diseases, State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China

Quangang Chen

Affiliation Division of Animal Infectious Diseases, State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China

Rui Luo

Affiliation Division of Animal Infectious Diseases, State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China

Huanchun Chen

Affiliation Division of Animal Infectious Diseases, State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China

Kui Li

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

Shaobo Xiao

vet@mail.hzau.edu.cn

Affiliation Division of Animal Infectious Diseases, State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LF SX. Performed the experiments: LC DW ZX YZ QC. Analyzed the data: SX LF DW RL KL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LF HC. Wrote the paper: SX DW KL LC ZX.