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- Xiang, Xiaowei; Chen, Muyan; Wu, Changwen; Zhu, Aiyi; Yang, Jingwen; Lv, Zhenming; Wang, Tianming
- Marine biology 2016 v.163 no.8 pp. 167
- Apostichopus japonicus; adults; animals; dormancy; enzyme activity; estivation; gene expression; glucose; glycolysis; hexokinase; intestines; metabolites; muscles; nucleotide sequences; pyruvate kinase; pyruvic acid; summer; temperature; tissues; transcription (genetics); trees
- ... Aestivation is a state of dormancy in diverse animal species characterized by a depressed metabolism. High temperatures in the summer trigger aestivation in the adult sea cucumber, Apostichopus japonicus. In the present study, the glycolytic suppression in aestivating A. japonicus was verified by metabolite quantification and activity and a gene expression analysis of rate-limiting enzymes (hexoki ...
- Brissac, Terry; Higuet, Dominique; Gros, Olivier; Merçot, Hervé
- Marine biology 2016 v.163 no.8 pp. 176
- Bivalvia; adults; antagonists; coevolution; cross infection; ecological function; endosymbionts; genes; genetic markers; host specificity; hosts; internal transcribed spacers; phylogeny; ribosomal RNA; seagrasses; sequence analysis; strain differences; surveys
- ... In chemoautotrophic associations, sequence comparison of 16S rRNA has been the method of choice to study bacterial diversity in the context of host/symbiont coevolution. However, the relative low rate of evolution of 16S rRNA has been shown to result in a diminished capacity to discriminate between closely related bacterial strains or species. Within chemoautotrophic associations, as described in ...