Desulfovibrio gigas neelaredoxin is an iron-containing protein of 15 kDa, having a single iron site with a His(4)Cys coordination. Neelaredoxins and homologous proteins are widespread in anaerobic prokaryotes and have superoxide-scavenging activity. To further understand its role in anaerobes, its genomic organization and expression in D. gigas were studied and its ability to complement Escherichia coli superoxide dismutase deletion mutant was assessed. In D. gigas, neelaredoxin is transcribed a ...[more]
Project description:Investigation of partial genome gene expression level changes in a Desulfovibrio africanus during exponential and stationary phase growth in the presence and absence of 5 ug/L Hg2+ (as HgNO3). Desulfovibrio africanus is a known mercury methylating bacteria A 3 chip study using total RNA recovered from three separate cultures of Desulfovibrio africanus with 5 ug/L Hg during exponential phase growth, three seperate cultures of Desulfovibrio africanus with 5 ug/L Hg during stationary phase growth, three cultures of Desulfovibrio africanus without Hg during exponential phase growth, and Desulfovibrio africanus without Hg during stationary phase growth. Each chip measures the expression level of 4,585 genes and intergenic regions from Desulfovibrio africanus strain Walvis Bay on a custom Nimblegen format with 75-mer probes with tiled in 4-plex format.
Project description:Deep sequencing of mRNA from Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas Competent larvae of Crassostrea gigas were treated with epinephrine solution, and then sampled at different time intervals. For shell damage experiment, shell were broken and then tissues were sampled at different time intervals.
Project description:Pirarucu (Arapaima gigas, or A. gigas) is a native fish species to Amazon basin and, economically important in the Brazilian Amazonian for its great potential to aquaculture. In the natural environment the A. gigas is captured only in the sustainable development reserves of the State of Amazonas by applying a system of rotation in fishing in order to avoid overfishing of this important fishing resource. The reproductive biology of A. gigas has long been intriguing; however, very little is known about the molecular pathways underlying their sexual differentiation and determination. Using the SOLiD sequencing platform, a total of 432,058,560 short sequencing reads were produced. An average of ~30% of sequencing reads could be mapped to Asian arowana reference cDNAs. 305 genes showed higher expression in female brain against 8 gene with higher expressing in male brain. In gonad, there are 120 genes higher expressed in female against 10 gene higher expressed in male. Overall design: To identify genes representing the sex specific gene expression, a comprehensive transcript dataset for the gonads and brain of A. gigas was produced using SOLiD platform. The sequencing reads were mapped to the genome of a close species Scleropages formosus (Asian arowana). Differential gene expression between male and female were then identified using the quantified gene expression values.