Journal article

Gene expression differences between abalone that are susceptible and resilient to a simulated heat wave event

Brett P Shiel, Ira R Cooke, Nathan E Hall, Nicholas A Robinson, Jan M Strugnell

AQUACULTURE | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020


Sudden increases in water temperature can lead to mortality of cultured and wild mollusc communities during the summer months. The frequency and severity of mortality events are expected to increase as climate changes. The molecular basis for individual survival ability is poorly understood. To better understand signatures and mechanisms affecting survival we analyzed the gene expression profiles of greenlip abalone (Haliotis laevigata) classified as susceptible or resilient to laboratory induced heat stress both prior to, and at three time points throughout, the heat stress event. We detected 487 genes that were significantly differentially expressed between resilient and susceptible abalon..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was funded by Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project DP110100592 awarded to Jan Strugnell. Thanks to the Australian Bight Abalone group for supplying abalone for this study. Thanks to the Victorian Life Science Computation Centre for summer internship (BPS).