Funding for this research was provided by:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (31402039)
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences of Technology Innovation Project (CAAS-XTCX2016010, CAAS-ZDXT2018006, ASTIPIAS03)
National Beef Cattle Industrial Technology System (CARS-37)
China Scholarship Council
Species and Breed Resources Conservation of China's Ministry of Agriculture
Received: 11 April 2018
Accepted: 6 December 2018
First Online: 20 December 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The animal component of this study was conducted in accordance with the Laboratory animal—Guideline for ethical review of animal welfare (GB/T 35892–2018), established by the National Technical Committee 281 on Experimental Animal of Standardization Administration of China, and all procedure conform to the ethical principles and guildlines of the Sub-association of Cattle, Chinese association of Animal Science and Veterinary. The owners of cattle in this study have verbally consented to collect and use blood samples in scientific researches. This was authorised by the Sub-association of Cattle, Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine. Blood samples were collected with strict adherence to the guidelines for routine veterinary procedures.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
: Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.