About the Authors

José O. Carvalho

joseocneto@hotmail.com (JOC) (JC); margot.dode@embrapa.br (MAND) (MD)

Affiliation Department of Animal Science, University of São Paulo, Piracicaba, Brazil

Luciano P. Silva

Affiliation Laboratory of Mass Spectrometry, Embrapa Genetic Resources and Biotechnology, Brasilia, Brazil

Roberto Sartori

Affiliation Department of Animal Science, University of São Paulo, Piracicaba, Brazil

Margot A. N. Dode

joseocneto@hotmail.com (JOC) (JC); margot.dode@embrapa.br (MAND) (MD)

Affiliations Laboratory of Animal Reproduction, Embrapa Genetic Resources and Biotechnology, Brasilia, Brazil, School of Agriculture and Veterinary, University of Brasília, Brasília, Brazil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JOC LPS RS MAND. Performed the experiments: JOC. Analyzed the data: JOC LPS. Wrote the paper: JOC LPS RS MAND.