Development of mussel mRNA profiling: Can gene expression trends reveal coastal water pollution?

@article{Venier2006DevelopmentOM,
  title={Development of mussel mRNA profiling: Can gene expression trends reveal coastal water pollution?},
  author={Paola Venier and Cristiano De Pitta and Alberto Pallavicini and Francesco Marsano and Laura Varotto and Chiara Romualdi and Francesco Dondero and Aldo Viarengo and Gerolamo Lanfranchi},
  journal={Mutation research},
  year={2006},
  volume={602 1-2},
  pages={121-34}
}
Marine bivalves of the genus Mytilus are intertidal filter-feeders commonly used as biosensors of coastal pollution. Mussels adjust their functions to ordinary environmental changes, e.g. temperature fluctuations and emersion-related hypoxia, and react to various contaminants, accumulated from the surrounding water and defining a potential health risk for sea-food consumers. Despite the increasing use of mussels in environmental monitoring, their genome and gene functions are largely unexplored… CONTINUE READING

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