About the Authors

Ben Dorshorst

ben.dorshorst@vt.edu

Affiliations Science for Life Laboratory, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

Corneliu Henegar

Affiliation HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America

Xiaoping Liao

Affiliation Livestock Gentec, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Markus Sällman Almén

Affiliation Science for Life Laboratory, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Carl-Johan Rubin

Affiliation Science for Life Laboratory, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Shosuke Ito

Affiliation Department of Chemistry, Fujita Health University School of Health Sciences, Toyoake, Aichi, Japan

Kazumasa Wakamatsu

Affiliation Department of Chemistry, Fujita Health University School of Health Sciences, Toyoake, Aichi, Japan

Paul Stothard

Affiliation Livestock Gentec, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Brian Van Doormaal

Affiliation Canadian Dairy Network, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Graham Plastow

Affiliation Livestock Gentec, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Gregory S. Barsh

Affiliations HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America, Department of Genetics, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

Leif Andersson

Affiliations Science for Life Laboratory, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, Science for Life Laboratory, Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BD GSB LA. Performed the experiments: BD CH SI KW. Analyzed the data: BD CH XL MSA CJR SI KW PS GSB LA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BVD GP PS. Wrote the paper: BD GSB LA. Conceived the study: BD LA.