About the Authors

Alessandra Ferramosca

Affiliation Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy

Annalea Conte

Affiliation Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy

Lena Burri

Affiliation Aker BioMarine ASA, Oslo, Norway

Kjetil Berge

Affiliation Aker BioMarine ASA, Oslo, Norway

Francesco De Nuccio

Affiliation Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy

Anna Maria Giudetti

Affiliation Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy

Vincenzo Zara

vincenzo.zara@unisalento.it

Affiliation Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have read the journal's policy and have the following conflicts: Lena Burri and Kjetil Berge are employed in Aker BioMarine, which partly paid the study. Kjetil Berge holds 140.000 stocks in Aker BioMarine ASA. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AF VZ. Performed the experiments: AF AC FDN AMG. Analyzed the data: AF VZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FDN. Wrote the paper: AF VZ LB KB. Defined the research theme: AF LB KB VZ.