Funding for this research was provided by:
the Program for Changjiang Scholars and Innovation Research Teams in the University (IRT_15R62)
the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program, Grant 2014CB138501)
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Received: 2 February 2018
Accepted: 31 July 2018
First Online: 9 August 2018
: Chickens used in this study were collected from the National Chicken Genetics Resources program (Jiangsu, NCGR). Sample collection procedures strictly followed protocols approved by the Animal Welfare Committee of China Agricultural University (Approval Number: XK257). No wild and/or native flora were sampled.
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