About the Authors

Robert A. Taft

Affiliation Technology Evaluation and Development, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine, United States of America

Benjamin E. Low

Affiliation Technology Evaluation and Development, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine, United States of America

Shannon L. Byers

Affiliation Technology Evaluation and Development, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine, United States of America

Stephen A. Murray

Affiliation Technology Evaluation and Development, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine, United States of America

Peter Kutny

Affiliation Technology Evaluation and Development, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine, United States of America

Michael V. Wiles

Michael.Wiles@jax.org

Affiliation Technology Evaluation and Development, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine, United States of America

Competing Interests

Michael V. Wiles and Robert Taft are inventors on patent applications containing some of the subject matter that is described in this report; the patent applications are assigned to The Jackson Laboratory. The filed patent is “COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS RELATING TO NON-HUMAN ANIMALS MODIFIED TO PROMOTE PRODUCTION OF SELECTED GAMETES” - United States Patent Application 20120167242. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RAT MVW. Performed the experiments: BEL SLB PK. Analyzed the data: RAT BEL SLM SAM PK MVW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SAM PK. Wrote the paper: RAT BEL SLM SAM PK MVW.