About the Authors

Mohamed Younes

Affiliation UBIAE, Université d’Evry Val d’Essonne, Evry, France

Céline Robert

Affiliations INRA, GABI, UMR1313, Jouy-en-Josas, France, Université Paris-Est, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort, Maison Alfort, France

François Cottin

Affiliations EA4532 CIAMS, Université Paris Sud, Orsay, France, Département STAPS, Université d’Evry Val d’Essonne, Evry, France

Eric Barrey


Affiliations UBIAE, Université d’Evry Val d’Essonne, Evry, France, INRA, GABI, UMR1313, Jouy-en-Josas, France

Competing Interests

The author's declare that the ACA provided a research grant of €2000 per year for research expenses as part of the 4-year GenEndurance project. This contribution was compliant with PLOS ONE’s policies on sharing data and materials. All data are available online and as supplementary data. Furthermore, the ACA did not contribute directly to the present retrospective, statistical study.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EB CR. Performed the experiments: EB CR MY. Analyzed the data: MY EB CR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EB MY FC. Wrote the paper: MY EB CR. Prepared the Database: MY. Read and approved final manuscript: EB CR MY FC.