About the Authors

Alejandro P. Gutierrez

Affiliation Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

José M. Yáñez

Affiliation Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

Steve Fukui

Affiliation Cermaq Canada, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada

Bruce Swift

Affiliation TRI-GEN Fish Improvement Ltd., Agassiz, British Columbia, Canada

William S. Davidson

wdavidso@sfu.ca

Affiliation Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Competing Interests

The journal rightly noted that two of the authors are employed by commercial companies: Bruce Swift with TRI-GEN Fish Improvement Ltd. and Steve Fukui with Cermaq Canada. The authors have reviewed the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials, as detailed online in the guide for authors, http://www.PLOSone.org/static/editorial.action#competing. The authors are pleased to be able to say that these associations do not contravene the PLOS ONE policies on this matter. Therefore, this does not alter the authors' adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. Moreover, these associations do not preclude sharing data and materials, as detailed online in the journal’s guide for authors.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: APG SF BS WSD. Performed the experiments: APG SF BS. Analyzed the data: APG JMY. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SF BS. Wrote the paper: AGP JMY WSD.