About the Authors

Hetron Mweemba Munang’andu

Affiliation Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Biosciences, Department of Basic Sciences and Aquatic Medicine, Section of Aquatic Medicine and Nutrition, Ullevålsveien 72, Oslo, Norway

Nina Santi

Affiliation AquaGen, Trondheim, Norway

Børge Nilsen Fredriksen

Affiliation PHARMAQ AS, Harbitzalléen 2A, 0275, Oslo, Norway

Knut-Egil Løkling

Affiliation PHARMAQ AS, Harbitzalléen 2A, 0275, Oslo, Norway

Øystein Evensen

oystein.evensen@nmbu.no

Affiliation Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Biosciences, Department of Basic Sciences and Aquatic Medicine, Section of Aquatic Medicine and Nutrition, Ullevålsveien 72, Oslo, Norway

Competing Interests

The authors of this manuscript have read the journal's policy and have the following competing interests: Nina Santi is an employee of AquaGen. The authors Børge N. Fredriksen and Knut-Egil Løkling are scientists at PHARMAQ AS and declare that the study was not influenced by commercial interests, patents or other marketed related issues. This does not alter the authors' adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HMM NS BNF KEL ØE. Performed the experiments: HMM BNF KEL. Analyzed the data: HMM BNF KEL ØE. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HMM NS BNF KEL ØE. Wrote the paper: HMM NS BNF KEL ØE.