Project description:This study aimed at identification of genetic regulations for desiccation tolerance in intertidal seaweed species Ulva lactuca most commonly experienced phenomenon of intertidal communities. Overall design: The algal thalli were collected and acclamatised to laboratory. The experiments were designed for desiccation for different durations at a moisture condition of 20%. The thalli were desiccated for 24 h, 36 h and 72 h and investigated for transcriptomics by RNA-seq. Differential expression of genes determine the genetic regulations for desiccation tolerance in this lower group of aquatic plants. Please note that the current study represents the re-analysis of the GSE97769 samples (GSM2577150, GSM2577148, GSM2577151, GSM2577153) based on a different assembly.