Funding for this research was provided by:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (91751115, 31670044)
National Science Foundation (IOS-1027542)
The National Key Research Program of China (# 2016YFA0601401)
National Marine Public Welfare Industry Special Scientific Research Project (201305022)
National Institute of Food and Agriculture Hatch project (CA-R-PPA-5062-H)
Received: 16 January 2018
Accepted: 28 June 2018
First Online: 17 July 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The thraustochytrids samples were collected from the coastal marine habitats of Pearl River Delta region of China for the purpose of this study. Collection of thraustochytrids complied with the Chinese and international guidelines. No specific permits were required.
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