Transcriptome of the Antarctic amphipod Gondogeneia antarctica and its response to pollutant exposure
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- Transcriptome of the Antarctic amphipod Gondogeneia antarctica and its response to pollutant exposure
- Kang, Seunghyun
- Genetics & Heredity; Marine & Freshwater Biology
- Gondogeneia antarctica; Antarctica; Amphipod; Transcriptome
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- Kang, Seunghyun, Sanghee Kim, Hyun Park. 2016. Transcriptome of the Antarctic amphipod Gondogeneia antarctica and its response to pollutant exposure. Marine Genomics, 24: 253？254.
- Gondogeneia antarctica is widely distributed off the western Antarctic Peninsula and is a key species in the Antarctic food web. In this study, we performed Illumina sequencing to produce a total of 4,599,079,601
(4.6 Gb) nucleotides and a comprehensive transcript dataset for G. antarctica. Over 46 million total reads were assembled into 20,749 contigs, and 12,461 annotated genes were predicted by Blastx. The RNA-seq results
after exposure to three pollutants showed that 658, 169 and 367 genes that were potential biomarkers of responses to pollutants for this species were specifically upregulated after exposure to PCBs (Polychlorinated
biphenyls), PFOS (Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid) and PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid), respectively. These data represent the first transcriptome resource for the Antarctic amphipod G. antarctica and provide a useful resource
for studying Antarctic marine species.
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