About the Authors

Paige A. Winkler

Affiliations Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America, Genetics Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Kari J. Ekenstedt

Affiliation Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls, Wisconsin, United States of America

Laurence M. Occelli

Affiliation Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Anton V. Frattaroli

Affiliation Health Information Technology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Joshua T. Bartoe

Affiliation Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Patrick J. Venta

Affiliations Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America, Genetics Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Simon M. Petersen-Jones

Peter315@cvm.msu.edu

Affiliations Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America, Genetics Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PAW SMP-J PJV JTB KJE. Performed the experiments: PAW LMO SMP-J. Analyzed the data: KJE AVF PAW PJV SMP-J. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KJE AVF. Wrote the paper: PAW SMP-J.