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Antarctic ice alga Chlamydomonas sp. ICE-L can endure extreme low temperature and high salinity stress under freezing conditions. To elucidate the molecular acclimation mechanisms using gene expression analysis, the expression stabilities of ten housekeeping genes of Chlamydomonas sp. ICE-L during freezing stress were analyzed. Some discrepancies were(More)
The ability of Antarctic ice algae, Chlamydomonas sp. ICE-L, to survive and proliferate at low temperature and high salinity implies that they have overcome key barriers inherent in Antarctic environments. A full-length complementary DNA (cDNA) sequence of omega-3 fatty acid desaturase, designated CiFAD3, was isolated via reverse transcription-polymerase(More)
Soil derived sources of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the region of Dalian, China were investigated using positive matrix factorization (PMF). Three factors were separated based on PMF for the statistical investigation of the datasets both in summer and winter. These factors were dominated by the pattern of single sources or groups of similar(More)
The Antarctic green alga Chlamydomonas sp. ICE-L was isolated from sea ice. As a psychrophilic microalga, it can tolerate the environmental stress in the sea-ice brine, such as freezing temperature and high salinity. We performed a transcriptome analysis to identify freezing stress responding genes and explore the extreme environmental acclimation-related(More)
A cDNA encoding heat shock protein 70 of Antarctic ice algae Chlamydomonas sp. ICE-L (designated as CiHsp70) was identified by RT-PCR and rapid amplification of cDNA ends approaches. The full-length cDNA of CiHsp70 was 2,232 bp, consisting of a 5′-terminal untranslated region (UTR) of 76 bp, a 3′-terminal UTR of 203 bp with a poly (A) tail, and an open(More)
To study the molecular mechanism of the Antarctic sea–ice alga in adaptation to polar sea–ice environments, the RNA was prepared for cDNA library construction of Chlamydomonas sp. ICE-L. Three different methods were tested to prepare total RNA from this psychrophilic, unicellular green alga rich in protein and polysaccharide. Lauryl sodium sulfate- based(More)
The present study was initiated to provide a systematic protocol for producing protoplasts from the Antarctic sea ice alga Chlamydomonas sp. ICE-L suitable for physiological studies. The results showed that the mixtures of 3.0% Cellulase R-10 and 2.0% Macerozyme R-10 were most effective for isolating protoplasts from this alga. Optimum pH and temperature(More)
Whole-cell patch-clamp techniques were used to study ion channels of a marine alga. High quality protoplasts suitable for electrophysiological studies were isolated from the green marine alga, Ulva pertusa, using enzyme mixtures consisting of cellulase and abalone power and identified by calcofluor fluorescence. The vitality of protoplasts varied depending(More)
DEAD-box RNA helicase family proteins have been identified in almost all living organisms. Some of them play a crucial role in adaptation to environmental changes and stress response, especially in the low-temperature acclimation in different kinds of organisms. Compared with the full swing study in plants and bacteria, the characters and functions of(More)
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