Funding for this research was provided by:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (31530087)
Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China (2016YFC0503200)
State Forestry Administration
Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities
Received: 21 June 2020
Accepted: 26 October 2020
First Online: 10 November 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All the experimental procedures with Chinese alligator in this study had been given prior approval by the Animal Ethics Committee of Zhejiang University (ZJU2015–154-13) and the State Forestry Administration of China [Forest Conservation Permission Document (2014) 1545].
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.