Funding for this research was provided by:
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (SFRH/BD/138884/2018, UIBD/04326/2020, SFRH/bd/136319/2018)
Portugal 2020 (16-02-05-FMP-12)
Received: 18 December 2019
Accepted: 13 April 2020
First Online: 19 April 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was approved by the ORBEA Animal Welfare Committee of CCMAR and the Portuguese National Authority for the Animal Health (DGAV) on August 26th 2019. The experiment described was conducted in accordance with the European guidelines on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes (Directive 2010/63/EU) and the Portuguese legislation for the use of laboratory animals, under a “Group-1” license (permit number 0420/000/000-n.99–09/11/2009) from the Veterinary Medicine Directorate, the competent Portuguese authority for the protection of animals, Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Portugal and following category C FELASA recommendations.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.