Seasonal expressed sequence tags of rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) revealed by subtractive hybridization and the identification of two genes up-regulated during winter.

The rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) is freeze-resistant and maintains swimming and feeding activity during winter. In order to identify genes differentially expressed in smelt liver response to winter water temperatures, a large-scale analysis of gene expression using suppression subtractive hybridization was carried out using samples obtained in fall and… CONTINUE READING