About the Authors

Serdal Dikmen

Affiliation Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey

John B. Cole

Affiliation Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory Agricultural Research Service, USDA, Beltsville, Maryland, United States of America

Daniel J. Null

Affiliation Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory Agricultural Research Service, USDA, Beltsville, Maryland, United States of America

Peter J. Hansen

pjhansen@animal.ufl.edu

Affiliation Department of Animal Sciences, D.H. Barron Reproductive and Perinatal Biology Research Program, and Genetics Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SD JBC PJH. Performed the experiments: SD. Analyzed the data: SD DJN JBC. Wrote the paper: SD PJH JBC.