About the Authors

Xin Lu

Contributed equally to this work with: Xin Lu, JianFeng Liu, WeiXuan Fu

Affiliations Key Laboratory Animal Genetics, Breeding and Reproduction, Ministry of Agriculture, College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China, Collaborative Innovation Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, State Key Laboratory for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China

JianFeng Liu

Contributed equally to this work with: Xin Lu, JianFeng Liu, WeiXuan Fu

Affiliation Key Laboratory Animal Genetics, Breeding and Reproduction, Ministry of Agriculture, College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

WeiXuan Fu

Contributed equally to this work with: Xin Lu, JianFeng Liu, WeiXuan Fu

Affiliations Key Laboratory Animal Genetics, Breeding and Reproduction, Ministry of Agriculture, College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, United States of America

JiaPeng Zhou

Affiliation Key Laboratory Animal Genetics, Breeding and Reproduction, Ministry of Agriculture, College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

YanRu Luo

Affiliation Key Laboratory Animal Genetics, Breeding and Reproduction, Ministry of Agriculture, College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

XiangDong Ding

Affiliation Key Laboratory Animal Genetics, Breeding and Reproduction, Ministry of Agriculture, College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

Yang Liu

Affiliation Key Laboratory Animal Genetics, Breeding and Reproduction, Ministry of Agriculture, College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

Qin Zhang

qzhang@cau.edu.cn

Affiliation Key Laboratory Animal Genetics, Breeding and Reproduction, Ministry of Agriculture, College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: QZ JFL. Performed the experiments: XL YRL YL. Analyzed the data: XL WXF JPZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JFL XDD. Wrote the paper: XL QZ.