Characterization of the Pearl Oyster (Pinctada martensii) Mantle Transcriptome Unravels Biomineralization Genes

@article{Shi2012CharacterizationOT,
  title={Characterization of the Pearl Oyster (Pinctada martensii) Mantle Transcriptome Unravels Biomineralization Genes},
  author={Yaohua Shi and Chengcheng Yu and Zhifeng Gu and Xin Hua Zhan and Yan Wang and Aimin Wang},
  journal={Marine Biotechnology},
  year={2012},
  volume={15},
  pages={175-187}
}
Pearl oyster, Pinctada martensii, is a marine bivalve species widely distributed in tropic and subtropic marine coasts. Mantle is the special tissue of P. martensii that secretes biomineralization proteins inducing shell deposition as well as iridescent nacre both in the inner shell and artificial nucleus. The pearl oyster is very efficient for artificial pearl production and is therefore an ideal organism for studies into the processes of biomineralization. However, deficiency of transcriptome… CONTINUE READING
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