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Adaptation to deep-sea chemosynthetic environments as revealed by mussel genomes
The genomes of a deep-sea vent/seep mussel and a shallow-water mussel are reported, revealing presumed genetic adaptation of theDeep-sea mussel to the presence of its chemoautotrophic endosymbionts and wider insights into the mechanisms of symbiosis in other organisms such as deep- sea tubeworms and giant clams are given.
Insights from an Integrated View of the Biology of Apple Snails (Caenogastropoda: Ampullariidae)
The great majority of the work to date concerns a single species, Pomacea canaliculata, which the authors see as having the potential to become a model organism in a wide range of fields, however, additional comparative data are essential for understanding this diverse and potentially informative group.
High-throughput transcriptome sequencing of the cold seep mussel Bathymodiolus platifrons
The present study provided new insights into heavy metal and sulfide metabolism in B. platifrons and can be served as the basis for future molecular studies on host-symbiont interactions in cold seep mussels.
Phylogeny, evolution and mitochondrial gene order rearrangement in scale worms (Aphroditiformia, Annelida).
PcarnBase: Development of a Transcriptomic Database for the Brain Coral Platygyra carnosus
A database (PcarnBase) was constructed to provide easy access to the unigenes with attributes such as NCBI protein annotation, GO annotation, and KEGG pathway to facilitate functional genomic studies of P. carnosus, such as biomarker discovery for bleaching, tumor formation, and disease development at the gene or protein level.
First proteome of the egg perivitelline fluid of a freshwater gastropod with aerial oviposition.
Characterization of the PVF proteome has opened the gate for further studies aiming to understand the evolution of the novel proteins and their contribution to the switch to aerial oviposition.
Signatures of Divergence, Invasiveness, and Terrestrialization Revealed by Four Apple Snail Genomes
The genomes of four ampullariids spanning the Old World and New World have conserved ancient bilaterial karyotype features and a novel Hox gene cluster rearrangement, making them valuable in comparative genomic studies.
CONSUMPTION, SURVIVAL AND GROWTH IN THE INVASIVE FRESHWATER SNAIL POMACEA CANALICULATA: DOES FOOD FRESHNESS MATTER?
The results indicate that P. canaliculata can utilize both fresh and decaying leaves of adequate levels of nutrients and low levels of phenolics, which may have contributed to its successful colonization of many types of freshwater wetlands in regions where high-quality fresh leaves are not available throughout the year.
Integration of Transcriptomic and Proteomic Approaches Provides a Core Set of Genes for Understanding of Scallop Attachment
This study provides the first multidimensional collection of a core set of genes that may be potentially involved in scallop byssal attachment, and suggests that post-translational modification may be one of the significant features for Sbps as well.
Transcriptomic Analysis of Neuropeptides and Peptide Hormones in the Barnacle Balanus amphitrite: Evidence of Roles in Larval Settlement
New insight into neuropeptides/peptide hormones characterized in this study shall provide a platform for unraveling peptidergic control of barnacle larval behavior and settlement process.