Funding for this research was provided by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture (2015-67015-22907)
Received: 28 April 2017
Accepted: 7 December 2017
First Online: 12 December 2017
Compliance with ethical standards
: This project was supported by a competitive AFRI grant from the Animal Genomics, Genetics and Breeding Program of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (#2015-67015-22907). Ning Li, Tao Zhou and Yulin Jin are supported by scholarship from the China Scholarship Council.
: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
: All procedures involving the handling and treatment of fish were approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) at Auburn University.