About the Authors

Xuehan Zhang

liuxuehan1996@hotmail.com (XZ); kwh2003@263.net (KH)

Affiliations Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Nanjing, P. R. China, Key Laboratory of Engineering Research of Veterinary Bio-products of Agricultural Ministry, Nanjing, P. R. China, National Center for Engineering Research of Veterinary Bio-products, Nanjing, P. R. China, Jiangsu Co-innovation Center for Prevention and Control of Important Animal Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses, Yangzhou, P. R. China

Zhengyu Yu

Affiliations Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Nanjing, P. R. China, Key Laboratory of Engineering Research of Veterinary Bio-products of Agricultural Ministry, Nanjing, P. R. China, National Center for Engineering Research of Veterinary Bio-products, Nanjing, P. R. China, Jiangsu Co-innovation Center for Prevention and Control of Important Animal Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses, Yangzhou, P. R. China

Shuping Zhang

Affiliation Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

Kongwang He

liuxuehan1996@hotmail.com (XZ); kwh2003@263.net (KH)

Affiliations Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Nanjing, P. R. China, Key Laboratory of Engineering Research of Veterinary Bio-products of Agricultural Ministry, Nanjing, P. R. China, National Center for Engineering Research of Veterinary Bio-products, Nanjing, P. R. China, Jiangsu Co-innovation Center for Prevention and Control of Important Animal Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses, Yangzhou, P. R. China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: XZ KH. Performed the experiments: XZ ZY. Analyzed the data: XZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KH. Wrote the paper: XZ SZ.