About the Authors

Viorel D. Popescu

vioreldpopescu@gmail.com

Affiliations Earth to Ocean Research Group, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, Centre for Environmental Research (CCMESI), University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Laurenţiu Rozylowicz

Affiliation Centre for Environmental Research (CCMESI), University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Dan Cogălniceanu

Affiliation Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University Ovidius Constanţa, Constanţa, Romania

Iulian Mihăiţă Niculae

Affiliation Centre for Environmental Research (CCMESI), University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Adina Livia Cucu

Affiliation Centre for Environmental Research (CCMESI), University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VDP LR. Performed the experiments: VDP LR IMN ALC. Analyzed the data: VDP LR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DC IMN ALC. Wrote the manuscript: VDP LR DC IMN ALC.