About the Authors

Xue Cao

Affiliations State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution and Yunnan Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Domestic Animals, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, Kunming College of Life Science, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China

David M. Irwin

Affiliations State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution and Yunnan Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Domestic Animals, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Yan-Hu Liu

Affiliation Laboratory for Conservation and Utilization of Bio-resource and Key Laboratory for Microbial Resources of the Ministry of Education, Yunnan University, Kunming, China

Lu-Guang Cheng

Affiliation Kunming Police Dog Base, Ministry of Public Security, Kunming, China

Lu Wang

Affiliation Laboratory for Conservation and Utilization of Bio-resource and Key Laboratory for Microbial Resources of the Ministry of Education, Yunnan University, Kunming, China

Guo-Dong Wang

wanggd@mail.kiz.ac.cn (GDW); zhangyp@mail.kiz.ac.cn (YPZ)

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution and Yunnan Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Domestic Animals, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China

Ya-Ping Zhang

wanggd@mail.kiz.ac.cn (GDW); zhangyp@mail.kiz.ac.cn (YPZ)

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution and Yunnan Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Domestic Animals, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YPZ GDW XC. Performed the experiments: XC. Analyzed the data: XC YHL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LGC. Wrote the paper: XC. Gave advice and helped to modify the paper: LW DMI.