About the Authors

Davide Basco

Affiliations Department of General and Environmental Physiology, University of Bari-Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy, Centre of Excellence in Comparative Genomics (CEGBA), University of Bari-Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy

Grazia Paola Nicchia

Affiliations Department of General and Environmental Physiology, University of Bari-Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy, Centre of Excellence in Comparative Genomics (CEGBA), University of Bari-Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy

Angelo D'Alessandro

Affiliation Department of Environmental Sciences, Tuscia University, Largo dell'Università snc, Viterbo, Italy

Lello Zolla

Affiliation Department of Environmental Sciences, Tuscia University, Largo dell'Università snc, Viterbo, Italy

Maria Svelto

Affiliations Department of General and Environmental Physiology, University of Bari-Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy, Centre of Excellence in Comparative Genomics (CEGBA), University of Bari-Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy

Antonio Frigeri

a.frigeri@biologia.uniba.it

Affiliations Department of General and Environmental Physiology, University of Bari-Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy, Centre of Excellence in Comparative Genomics (CEGBA), University of Bari-Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DB LZ MS AF. Performed the experiments: DB GPN. Analyzed the data: DB AD LZ AF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LZ MS AF. Wrote the paper: DB LZ AF.