Funding for this research was provided by:
Agricultural Research Development Agency (CRP5905020530)
Thailand Research Fund (IRG5980008, TRG5780032)
Newton Institutional Links (IL) program to BIOTEC, Thailand and Cefas, UK
Science Achievement Scholarship of Thailand
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Received: 6 December 2017
Accepted: 28 February 2018
First Online: 12 March 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: At the time this work was carried out, there was no official standard of the Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Use of Animals of the National Research Council of Thailand (1999) for invertebrates. However, its principles for vertebrates were adapted for shrimp. The guidelines of the New South Wales State Government (Australia) for the humane harvesting of fish and crustaceans were also followed (ExternalRef removed) with respect to details regarding the transport of the shrimp and their laboratory maintenance. With respect to processing of the shrimp for histological analysis or for killing at the end of an experiment, the saltwater/ice slurry method was used as recommended in the Australian guidelines.
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