Funding for this research was provided by:
Western Light Talent Culture Project of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2015XBZG_XBQNXZ_B_011)
Important Research Project of Chinese Academy of Sciences (KJZG-EW-L13)
Received: 11 October 2017
Accepted: 31 May 2018
First Online: 28 June 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Mature female and male M. fissipes were collected from Shuangliu, Chengdu, China (30.5825Superscript removed N, 103.8438Superscript removed E). As prescribed by “Law of People’s Republic of China on the Protection of Wildlife” and “Regulations for the Implementation of the People’s Republic of China on the Protection of terrestrial Wildlife” (State Council Decree  No. 13), the specimen collection did not ask for any ethical or institutional approvals, because M. fissipes is not endangered or protected by any current law. The care and treatment of animals in this study were performed according to the Guideline for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals in China. The animal experiments (including LHRHa and T3 treatment, morphological, histological and molecular biology experiments) were approved by the Experimental Animal Use Ethics Committee of the Chengdu Institute of Biology (Permit Number: 2016036).
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