TitleTranscriptome Profiling of Selectively Bred Pacific Oyster Crassostrea gigas Families that Differ in Tolerance of Heat Shock
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsLang, RP, Bayne, CJ, Camara, MD, Cunningham, C, Jenny, MJ, Langdon, CJ
JournalMarine Biotechnology
Type of ArticleJournal Article

Sessile inhabitants of marine intertidal environments commonly face heat stress, an important component of summer mortality syndrome in the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas. Marker-aided selection programs would be useful for developing oyster strains that resist summer mortality; however, there is currently a need to identify candidate genes associated with stress tolerance and to develop molecular markers associated with those genes. To identify candidate genes for further study, we used cDNA microarrays to test the hypothesis that oyster families that had high (> 64%) or low (

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