Funding for this research was provided by:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (31760146)
Innovative team on Grassland Resources of the Ministry of Education (IRT-17R59)
Inner Mongolian Committee of Science and Technology Projects (zdzx2018020, 2019CG069, 2021BS03006)
Received: 18 May 2021
Accepted: 1 September 2021
First Online: 25 September 2021
: The plant sample of <i>Stipa breviflora</i> collected by us is not an endangered species, and has been approved by director Sun Hailian, head of the Research Base of Academy of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry of Inner Mongoloia, who is also one of our co-authors. This sample collection complies with relevant institutional, national, and international guidelines and legislation.
: Not applicable.
: All authors declare that they have no competing interests.