About the Authors
- Hongmei Sun, Fuhe Yang, Wenhui Chu, Haiping Zhao
- Institute of Special Wild Economic Animals and Plants, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Changchun, Jilin, P. R. China
- Chris McMahon, Chunyi Li
- AgResearch, Invermay Agricultural Centre, Mosgiel, New Zealand
- Hongmei Sun, Fuhe Yang, Wenhui Chu, Haiping Zhao, Chunyi Li
- State Key Laboratory for Molecular Biology of Special Economic Animals, Jilin, P. R. China
Chunyi Li and Chris McMahon are employees of AgResearch New Zealand Ltd; Hongmei Sun, Fuhe Yang, Wenhui Chu and Haiping Zhao are employees of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. These authors receive a salary as employees, but have not benefited from this research in any other way.
Conceived and designed the experiments: CL HS FY. Performed the experiments: HS WC HZ CL. Analyzed the data: HS CL CM. Wrote the paper: CL HS FY CM.