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Whole-Genome Shotgun Assembly and Analysis of the Genome of Fugu rubripes
The compact genome of Fugu rubripes has been sequenced to over 95% coverage, and more than 80% of the assembly is in multigene-sized scaffolds. In this 365-megabase vertebrate genome, repetitive DNA…
Animal temperature limits and ecological relevance: effects of size, activity and rates of change
This study identifies community level effects of thermal biology by applying a multi-species, multi-trophic level approach to the analysis of temperature limits, and investigates differences in individual and species abilities to tolerate warming, and how rate of warming affected survival.
Plant Molecular Biology — A Laboratory Manual
- M. Clark
This manual covers the whole range of molecular biology techniques, genetic engineering as well as cytogenetics of plants, followed by detailed methods sections with easy-to-follow protocols and comprehensive troubleshooting.
Insights into shell deposition in the Antarctic bivalve Laternula elliptica: gene discovery in the mantle transcriptome using 454 pyrosequencing
Results indicated that the mantle of the Antarctic clam is a transcriptionally active tissue which is actively proliferating, and has considerably increased resources for the investigation of the processes of shell deposition and repair in molluscs in a changing environment.
Adult acclimation to combined temperature and pH stressors significantly enhances reproductive outcomes compared to short-term exposures.
Under long-term culture adult S. neumayeri appear to acclimate their metabolic and reproductive physiology to the combined stressors of altered pH and increased temperature, with relatively little measureable effect.
Evolution of secretin family GPCR members in the metazoa
- J. Cardoso, V. C. Pinto, F. Vieira, M. Clark, D. Power
- BiologyBMC Evolutionary Biology
- 13 December 2006
The family 2 GPCR members provide a good example of gene duplication events occurring in tandem with increasing organismal complexity during metazoan evolution.
Antarctic marine molluscs do have an HSP70 heat shock response
This study shows that this is not the case for other Antarctic animals, with the two molluscs showing an inducible heat shock response, at a level probably set during their temperate evolutionary past.
How insects survive the cold: molecular mechanisms—a review
A state-of-the-art snapshot of the molecular work currently being conducted into insect cold tolerance and the very interesting preliminary results from such studies, which provide great promise for the future are provided.
Upper Temperature Limits of Tropical Marine Ectotherms: Global Warming Implications
Differences between animals from environments that experience different levels of temperature variability suggest that the physiological mechanisms underlying thermal sensitivity may vary at different rates of warming.