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- Hotta, Masaru; Komaru, Akira
- Journal of shellfish research 2018 v.37 no.1 pp. 131-137
- Corbicula fluminea; actin; anaphase; androgenesis; antibodies; centrosomes; chromosomes; clams; confocal microscopy; cytokinesis; eggs; meiosis; metaphase; microtubules; oocytes; reproduction; rhodamines; tubulin
- ... The hermaphorodic clam Corbicula fluminea has the unusual reproduction mode of androgenesis. In fertilized eggs, all maternal chromosomes and centrosomes are simultaneously extruded as two polar bodies. To reveal the process of this unusual polar body formation, the process was observed by confocal microscopy. In particular, actin organization of oocytes labeled with anti-α- and γ-tubulin antibodi ...
- Martínez-Escauriaza, Roi; Lozano, Vanessa; Pérez-Parallé, María Luz; Pazos, Antonio J.; Sánchez, José L.
- Journal of shellfish research 2018 v.37 no.1 pp. 93-101
- Mytilus galloprovincialis; biochemical pathways; cytochrome-c oxidase; gene expression regulation; genes; glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase; metabolism; microalgae; mussels; okadaic acid; quantitative polymerase chain reaction; reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction; ribosomal proteins; tissues; toxicity; toxins
- ... Blooms of toxic microalgae and the accumulation of their toxic compounds in bivalve molluscs are a regular worldwide problem to both consumers and producers. To select populations that accumulate a less amount of toxins is very important to understand the metabolism of biotoxins. The study of gene expression patterns by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) may provide insight ...