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Supplemental Information

Supplemental Table 1: Public health guidelines for mercury in drinking water and fish: Creating context and justification for this study

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.2329v1/supp-1

Supplemental Table 2: Mean survival and mortality (±SD) for each concentration of the mercury compounds tested

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.2329v1/supp-2

Additional Information

Competing Interests

Jie Liu is an Academic Editor for PeerJ.

Author Contributions

Wu Dong conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Jie Liu conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Lixin Wei conceived and designed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Yang Jingfeng analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Melissa Chernick wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

David E. Hinton contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Animal Ethics

The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

Medaka (Oryzias latipes) were maintained at the Duke University Aquatic Research Facility under standard recirculating water conditions following approved animal care and maintenance protocols. Duke University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, No. A062-15-02 for breeding and No. A031-15-01 for toxicity testing protocol.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

Data base: Figshare.

URLs:

https://figshare.com/s/23641deb4c3e10e09259

https://figshare.com/s/3ef822119d859083275d

https://figshare.com/s/7ae5a4e6a4cbfec828a6

https://figshare.com/s/469c738bbda93b93873b

https://figshare.com/s/60fad618f8beb67696b9

https://figshare.com/s/ba2608b17e612ca244b7

Funding

This study was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21267015, 81360508, 21567019 ); Natural Science Foundation of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China (2015MS0804), project of scientific and technical innovation of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (2015-2016) and Research Program of science and technology at Universities of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (NJZY11202). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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