Funding for this research was provided by:
Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (BK20181453)
Key Laboratory of Animal (Poultry) Genetics Breeding and Reproduction, Ministry of Agriculture (poultrylab2018-10)
the Special Funds Project for Transforming Scientific and Technological Achievements in Jiangsu Province (BA2018099)
the China Agriculture Research System (CARS-41)
the Priority Academic Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions (PAPD)
Received: 17 July 2020
Accepted: 19 February 2021
First Online: 6 March 2021
: The animal experiments performed in the study were all evaluated and approved by the Animal Ethics Committee of Yangzhou University.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.