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Science Advances  03 Jul 2019:
Vol. 5, no. 7, eaav8391
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aav8391

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  • Received for publication October 24, 2018
  • Accepted for publication May 30, 2019
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  1. R. John Wallace1,*,,
  2. Goor Sasson2,,
  3. Philip C. Garnsworthy3,
  4. Ilma Tapio4,
  5. Emma Gregson3,
  6. Paolo Bani5,
  7. Pekka Huhtanen6,
  8. Ali R. Bayat4,
  9. Francesco Strozzi7,,
  10. Filippo Biscarini7,§,
  11. Timothy J. Snelling1,
  12. Neil Saunders3,
  13. Sarah L. Potterton3,
  14. James Craigon3,
  15. Andrea Minuti5,
  16. Erminio Trevisi5,
  17. Maria L. Callegari8,||,
  18. Fiorenzo Piccioli Cappelli5,
  19. Edward H. Cabezas-Garcia6,,
  20. Johanna Vilkki4,
  21. Cesar Pinares-Patino4,
  22. Kateřina O. Fliegerová9,
  23. Jakub Mrázek9,
  24. Hana Sechovcová9,
  25. Jan Kopečný9,
  26. Aurélie Bonin10,
  27. Frédéric Boyer10,
  28. Pierre Taberlet10,
  29. Fotini Kokou2,
  30. Eran Halperin11,
  31. John L. Williams7,#,**,
  32. Kevin J. Shingfield4,**,†† and
  33. Itzhak Mizrahi2,*,**
  1. 1The Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen, Ashgrove Road West, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK.
  2. 2Department of Life Sciences and the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be’er Sheva, Israel.
  3. 3University of Nottingham, School of Biosciences, Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough LE12 5RD, UK.
  4. 4Production Systems, Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), 31600 Jokioinen, Finland.
  5. 5Department of Animal Science, Food and Nutrition-DIANA, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 29122 Piacenza, Italy.
  6. 6Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Agriculture for Northern Sweden, S-90 183 Umeå, Sweden.
  7. 7Parco Tecnologico Padano, Via Einstein, 26900 Lodi, Italy.
  8. 8Institute of Microbiology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 29122 Piacenza, Italy.
  9. 9Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics, CAS, v.v.i., Vídeňská 1083, Prague 14220, Czech Republic.
  10. 10Laboratoire d'Ecologie Alpine, Domaine Universitaire de St Martin d'Hères CNRS, 38041 Grenoble, France.
  11. 11Departments of Computer Science, Computational Medicine, Human Genetics, and Anesthesiology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: john.wallace{at}abdn.ac.uk (R.J.W.); imizrahi{at}bgu.ac.il (I.M.)
  • Joint first authors.

  • Present address: Enterome Bioscience 94/96 Avenue Ledru-Rollin, 75011 Paris, France.

  • § Present address: National Research Council, Institute of Biology and Biotechnology in Agriculture (CNR-IBBA), Via Bassini 15, 20133 Milan, Italy.

  • || Present address: Department for Sustainable Food Process –DiSTAS, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Via E.Parmense 84, 29122 Piacenza, Italy.

  • Present address: Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, AFBI Large Park, Hillsborough BT26 6DR Co. Down, UK.

  • # Present address: Davies Research Centre, School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, University of Adelaide, Roseworthy, SA 5371, Australia.

  • ** Joint last authors.

  • †† Deceased.

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