About the Authors

Chunyun Wan

Contributed equally to this work with: Chunyun Wan, Jinmei Xiang

Affiliations College of Veterinary Medicine, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, Hubei, People's Republic of China, College of Animal Science, Yangtze University, Jingzhou, Hubei, People's Republic of China

Jinmei Xiang

Contributed equally to this work with: Chunyun Wan, Jinmei Xiang

Affiliations College of Veterinary Medicine, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, Hubei, People's Republic of China, Hubei Vocational College Of Bio-Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, People's Republic of China

Youwen Li

Affiliation College of Veterinary Medicine, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, Hubei, People's Republic of China

Dingzong Guo

hlgdz@163.com

Affiliation College of Veterinary Medicine, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, Hubei, People's Republic of China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CW DG. Performed the experiments: CW JX. Analyzed the data: JX YL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YL. Wrote the paper: CW JX.