About the Authors

Benjamin Miller

‡ BM and KH are joint first authors on this work.

Affiliation Department of Health and Exercise Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States of America

Karyn Hamilton

‡ BM and KH are joint first authors on this work.

Affiliation Department of Health and Exercise Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States of America

Robert Boushel

Affiliation School of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Katherine Williamson

Affiliation Waypoint Veterinary Education, Edmond, Oklahoma, United States of America

Verena Laner

Affiliation Oroboros Instruments, Innsbruck, Austria

Erich Gnaiger

Affiliation Department of Visceral, Transplant and Thoracic Surgery, D. Swarvoski Research Laboratory, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

Michael Davis

Michael.davis@okstate.edu

Affiliation Department of Physiological Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States of America

Competing Interests

Author EG is the CEO and author VL an employee of Oroboros Instruments, a commercial entity based in Austria that designed and manufacturers the high resolution respirometry instruments used in this study. Through the involvement of these authors, Oroboros Instruments provided salary and travel funds for these authors, as well as several “loaner” instruments that were used in addition to instruments owned by other authors for sample analysis. EG and VL also provided published references and instruction (with RB) on the techniques for sample preparation and analysis during initial phases of the study. The specific roles of these authors are articulated in the ‘author contributions’ section. The commercial affiliation of some authors does not alter our adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: BM KH RB KW VL EG MD. Data curation: EG MD. Formal analysis: MD. Funding acquisition: EG MD. Investigation: BM KH RB KW VL EG MD. Methodology: BM KH RB KW VL EG MD. Project administration: MD. Resources: VL EG MD. Supervision: EG MD. Visualization: BM VL. Writing – original draft: BM. Writing – review & editing: BM KH RB KW VL EG MD.