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- Schwacke, Lori H., et al. Show all 16 Authors
- Marine genomics 2018 v.38 pp. 45-58
- Tursiops truncatus; animals; biopsy; coasts; food webs; gene expression; gene expression regulation; gene regulatory networks; genes; immune response; oxidative stress; principal component analysis; public health; sequence analysis; skin (animal); spring; summer; transcriptome; winter; Gulf of Mexico; Southeastern United States
- ... Common bottlenose dolphins serve as sentinels for the health of their coastal environments as they are susceptible to health impacts from anthropogenic inputs through both direct exposure and food web magnification. Remote biopsy samples have been widely used to reveal contaminant burdens in free-ranging bottlenose dolphins, but do not address the health consequences of this exposure. To gain insi ...
- Schwacke, Lori H., et al. Show all 11 Authors
- Marine genomics 2017 v.35 pp. 77-92
- Delphinapterus leucas; Tursiops truncatus; amino acid substitution; blood; environmental exposure; gene expression; gene expression regulation; genes; geography; health status; hemoglobin; immune response; indicator species; marine ecosystems; marine mammals; predators; sequence analysis; sexual maturity; temperature; transcriptome; transcriptomics; wildlife; Alaska; Arctic region
- ... Assessing the health of marine mammal sentinel species is crucial to understanding the impacts of environmental perturbations on marine ecosystems and human health. In Arctic regions, beluga whales, Delphinapterus leucas, are upper level predators that may serve as a sentinel species, potentially forecasting impacts on human health. While gene expression profiling from blood transcriptomes has wid ...