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Title: Conserved transcriptional responses to cyanobacterial stressors are mediated by alternate regulation of paralogous genes in Daphnia      
dateReleased:
03-07-2015
description:
Despite a significant increase in genomic data, our knowledge of gene functions and their transcriptional responses to environmental stimuli remains limited. Here, we use the model keystone species Daphnia pulex to study environmental responses of genes in the context of their gene family history to better understand the relationship between genome structure and gene function in response to environmental stimuli. Daphnia were exposed to five different treatments, each consisting of a diet supplemented with one of five cyanobacterial species, and a control treatment consisting of a diet of only green algae. Differential gene expression profiles of Daphnia exposed to each of these five cyanobacterial species showed that genes with known functions are more likely to be shared by different expression profiles whereas genes specific to the lineage of Daphnia are more likely to be unique to a given expression profile. Furthermore, while only a small number of non-lineage specific genes was conserved across treatment type, there was a high degree of overlap in expression profiles at the functional level. The conservation of functional responses across the different cyanobacterial treatments can be attributed to the treatment specific expression of different paralogous genes within the same gene family. Comparison with available gene expression data in the literature suggests differences in nutritional composition in diets with cyanobacterial species compared to diets of green algae as a primary driver for cyanobacterial effects on Daphnia. We conclude that conserved functional responses in Daphnia across different cyanobacterial treatments are mediated through alternate regulation of paralogous gene families. Whole transcriptome dual color arrays were used to discover differentially expressed genes following sub-lethal exposure to five cyanobacteria in D. pulex. RNA was isolated from eight independent and concurrently replicated exposures of Daphnia to control and five cyanobacteria conditions. RNA was hybridized to microarrays using a standard, control vs. treated design that included dye swaps. Cyanobacteria were Anabaena (ANA), Aphanizomenon (Aph), Cylindrospermopsis (Cyl), Nodularia (Nod) and Oscillatoria (Osl).
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ID:
E-GEOD-62763
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raw
alternateIdentifiers:
62763
keywords:
functional genomics
dateModified:
03-16-2015
availability:
available
types:
gene expression
name:
Daphnia pulex
ID:
A-GEOD-11278
name:
NimbleGen Daphnia pulex Expression Array 12x135k (All Probes)
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accessURL: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/files/E-GEOD-62763/E-GEOD-62763.processed.1.zip
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accessURL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/query/acc.cgi?acc=GSE62763
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abbreviation:
EBI
homePage: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/
ID:
SCR:004727
name:
European Bioinformatics Institute
homePage: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/
ID:
SCR:002964
name:
ArrayExpress

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