About the Authors

Lingling Wang

Affiliation Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Ayat Hatem

Affiliations Department of Biomedical Informatics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Umit V. Catalyurek

Affiliations Department of Biomedical Informatics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Mark Morrison

Affiliations Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America, CSIRO Livestock Industries, St Lucia, QLD, Australia

Zhongtang Yu

yu.226@osu.edu

Affiliation Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LW ZY. Performed the experiments: LW. Analyzed the data: LW AH UC. Wrote the paper: LW ZY. Helped with the study: MM.