Characterisation of the warm acclimated protein gene (wap65) in the Antarctic plunderfish (Harpagifer antarcticus)
Clark, Melody S.; Burns, Gavin. 2008 Characterisation of the warm acclimated protein gene (wap65) in the Antarctic plunderfish (Harpagifer antarcticus). Mitochondrial DNA, 19 (1). 50-55. 10.1080/10425170701388586Before downloading, please read NORA policies.
Physiological adaptation to increased environmental temperatures has been studied experimentally in a number of fish species, with the up-regulation of several genes identified as being associated with the process, such as the warm-acclimated protein (wap-65). This article describes the cloning and characterisation of the wap65-2 gene from the Antarctic plunderfish (Harpagifer antarcticus). The transcriptional expression of this gene in response to elevated seawater temperatures over a time course series is presented. Initially there is strong down-regulation of this gene to a maximum of 40-fold within 4 h, followed by recovery to almost control levels within 48 h, indicating that this gene does not play a role in the potential temperature adaptation of H. antarcticus.
|Programmes:||BAS Programmes > Global Science in the Antarctic Context (2005-2009) > Biodiversity, Functions, Limits and Adaptation from Molecules to Ecosystems|
|Additional Keywords:||Harpagifer, fish, wap65, acclimation, climate change|
|NORA Subject Terms:||Zoology
Biology and Microbiology
|Date made live:||06 Apr 2009 15:45|
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