Funding for this research was provided by:
Program of Agricultural and Rural Department of Guangdong Province (Yuenong2019B4)
National Program for Support of Top-Notch Young Professionals (National Program for Support of Top-Notch Young Professionals)
Science and Technology Project of Guangdong Province (2018A050506080)
Shantou University Scientific Research Foundation for Talents (No. NTF17006)
“Sail Plan” Program for the Introduction of Outstanding Talents of Guangdong Province, China (“Sail Plan” Program for the Introduction of Outstanding Talents of Guangdong Province)
Malaysia’s Ministry of Higher Education under Niche Research Grant Scheme (Vot. No. 53131)
Program for Innovation and Enhancement of School of Department of Education of Guangdong Province (No. 2017KCXTD014)
Received: 30 June 2020
Accepted: 30 July 2020
First Online: 14 August 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The collection of cultured crabs was permitted by the animal owners who agreed to be involved in the project through their respective associations with Marine Biology Institute of Shantou University. All experiments were conducted with strict accordance with the recommendations in the Guide for the Care and use of Laboratory Animals of Shantou University and approval of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Ethics Committee of Shantou University. The methods applied in this study were carried out strictly following the Laboratory Animal Management Principles of China.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.