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Competing Interests

The authors declare they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Muhammad Saqib performed the experiments, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables.

Sajid Ali wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Muhammad Ijaz conceived and designed the experiments, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Muhammad Latif analyzed the data.

Maqshoof Ahmad analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables.

Nadeem Akbar conceived and designed the experiments.

Abdul Ghaffar contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools.


Funding was provided by University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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