About the Authors

Gregory Neils Puncher

gregoryneil.puncher2@unibo.it

Affiliation Dept. of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences / Laboratory of Genetics and Genomics of Marine Resources and Environment (GenoDREAM), University of Bologna, Ravenna, Italy

Haritz Arrizabalaga

Affiliation AZTI Tecnalia, Marine Research Division, Herrera Kaia, Pasaia, Gipuzkoa, Spain

Francisco Alemany

Affiliation Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Centro Oceanográfico de Baleares, Palma, Spain

Alessia Cariani

Affiliation Dept. of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences / Laboratory of Genetics and Genomics of Marine Resources and Environment (GenoDREAM), University of Bologna, Ravenna, Italy

Isik K. Oray

Affiliation Istanbul University, Faculty of Fisheries, Laleli, Istanbul, Turkey

F. Saadet Karakulak

Affiliation Istanbul University, Faculty of Fisheries, Laleli, Istanbul, Turkey

Gualtiero Basilone

Affiliation Laboratory of Molecular Ecology and Biotechnology, National Research Council, Institute for Marine and Coastal Environment (IAMC-CNR), Detached Unit of Capo Granitola, Trapani, Italy

Angela Cuttitta

Affiliation Laboratory of Molecular Ecology and Biotechnology, National Research Council, Institute for Marine and Coastal Environment (IAMC-CNR), Detached Unit of Capo Granitola, Trapani, Italy

Salvatore Mazzola

Affiliation Laboratory of Molecular Ecology and Biotechnology, National Research Council, Institute for Marine and Coastal Environment (IAMC-CNR), Detached Unit of Capo Granitola, Trapani, Italy

Fausto Tinti

Affiliation Dept. of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences / Laboratory of Genetics and Genomics of Marine Resources and Environment (GenoDREAM), University of Bologna, Ravenna, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GNP. Performed the experiments: GNP. Analyzed the data: GNP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GNP HA FA ACa IKO FSK GB ACu SM FT. Wrote the paper: GNP HA ACa FA FT.