About the Authors

Suzanne L. Ishaq

suzanne.pellegrini@montana.edu

Current address: Department of Animal and Range Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States of America

Christina J. Kim

Affiliation Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States of America

Doug Reis

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States of America

André-Denis G. Wright

Current address: School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SLI ADGW. Performed the experiments: SLI CJK DR. Analyzed the data: SLI. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SLI ADGW. Wrote the paper: SLI ADGW.