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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623567/molecular-identification-and-comparative-evaluation-of-tropical-marine-microalgae-for-biodiesel-production
#1
Sanyo Sabu, I S Bright Singh, Valsamma Joseph
Marine microalgae have emerged as important feedstock for liquid biofuel production. The identification of lipid-rich native microalgal species with high growth rate and optimal fatty acid profile and biodiesel properties is the most challenging step in microalgae-based biodiesel production. In this study, attempts have been made to bio-prospect the biodiesel production potential of marine and brackish water microalgal isolates from the west coast of India. A total of 14 microalgal species were isolated, identified using specific molecular markers and based on the lipid content; seven species with total lipid content above 20% of dry cell weight were selected for assessing biodiesel production potential in terms of lipid and biomass productivities, nile red fluorescence, fatty acid profile and biodiesel properties...
June 16, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612090/organic-solvent-tolerant-marine-microorganisms-as-catalysts-for-kinetic-resolution-of-cyclic-%C3%AE-hydroxy-ketones
#2
Bi -Shuang Chen, Hui Liu, Fayene Zeferino Ribeiro de Souza, Lan Liu
Chiral cyclic β-hydroxy ketones represent key motifs in the production of natural products of biological interest. Although the molecules are structurally simple, they require cumbersome synthetic steps to get access to them and their synthesis remains a challenge in organic chemistry. In this report, we describe a straightforward approach to enantiomerically enriched (R)- and (S)-3-hydroxycyclopentanone 2a, (R)- and (S)-3-hydroxycyclohexanone 2b, and (R)- and (S)-3-hydroxycycloheptanone 2c involving a transesterification resolution of the racemates using whole cells of marine microorganisms as catalysts and vinyl acetate the acyl donor and solvent...
June 13, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601969/genome-wide-association-study-reveals-multiple-novel-qtl-associated-with-low-oxygen-tolerance-in-hybrid-catfish
#3
Xiaoxiao Zhong, Xiaozhu Wang, Tao Zhou, Yulin Jin, Suxu Tan, Chen Jiang, Xin Geng, Ning Li, Huitong Shi, Qifan Zeng, Yujia Yang, Zihao Yuan, Lisui Bao, Shikai Liu, Changxu Tian, Eric Peatman, Qi Li, Zhanjiang Liu
Hypoxic condition is common in aquaculture, leading to major economic losses. Genetic analysis of hypoxia tolerance, therefore, is not only scientifically significant, but also economically important. Catfish is generally regarded as being highly tolerant to low dissolved oxygen, but variations exist among various populations, strains, and species. In this study, we conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) using the catfish 250 K SNP array to identify quantitative trait locus (QTL) associated with tolerance to low dissolved oxygen in the channel catfish × blue catfish interspecific system...
June 10, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578488/17%C3%AE-estradiol-increases-non-cpg-methylation-in-exon-1-of-the-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-myod-gene
#4
Prasanthi P Koganti, Jian Wang, Beth Cleveland, Jianbo Yao
MyoD is an important myogenic transcription factor necessary for the differentiation of myogenic precursor cells (MPC) to form mature myotubes, a process essential for muscle growth. Epigenetic markers such as CpH methylation are known gene regulators that are important for the differentiation process. In this study, we investigated whether DNA methylation is a potential mechanism associated with the ability of 17β-estradiol (E2) to reduce MyoD gene expression and muscle growth in rainbow trout. Rainbow trout received a single intraperitoneal injection of E2 or the injection vehicle (control)...
June 3, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527016/chemical-derivatization-of-metabolite-mass-profiling-of-the-recretohalophyte-aeluropus-lagopoides-revealing-salt-stress-tolerance-mechanism
#5
Murali Krishna Paidi, Parinita Agarwal, Prashant More, Pradeep K Agarwal
Plants are the primary producers of food for human being. Their intracellular environment alternation is influenced by abiotic stress factors such as drought, heat and soil salinity. Aeluropus lagopoides is a strong halophyte that grows with ease under high saline muddy banks of creeks of Gujarat, India. To study the response of salinity on metabolite changes in Aeluropus, three treatments, i.e. control, salinity and recovery, were selected for both shoot and root tissue. The cytosolic metabolite state was analysed by molecular chemical derivatization gas chromatography mass profiling...
May 19, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508952/identification-of-sex-determining-loci-in-pacific-white-shrimp-litopeneaus-vannamei-using-linkage-and-association-analysis
#6
Yang Yu, Xiaojun Zhang, Jianbo Yuan, Quanchao Wang, Shihao Li, Hao Huang, Fuhua Li, Jianhai Xiang
The Pacific white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei is a predominant aquaculture shrimp species in the world. Like other animals, the L. vannamei exhibited sexual dimorphism in growth trait. Mapping of the sex-determining locus will be very helpful to clarify the sex determination system and further benefit the shrimp aquaculture industry towards the production of mono-sex stocks. Based on the data used for high-density linkage map construction, linkage-mapping analysis was conducted. The sex determination region was mapped in linkage group (LG) 18...
May 16, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501901/production-of-mycosporine-like-amino-acids-from-gracilaria-vermiculophylla-rhodophyta-cultured-through-one-year-in-an-integrated-multi-trophic-aquaculture-imta-system
#7
Marta Barceló-Villalobos, Félix L Figueroa, Nathalie Korbee, Félix Álvarez-Gómez, Maria H Abreu
This study evaluates the production of biomass and mycosporine-like amino acids (MAAs) throughout the year in Gracilaria vermiculophylla (Rhodophyta) collected in Ria de Aveiro (Portugal). The algae were grown in outdoor tanks in seawater with the addition of fishpond effluents under two different water flows (100 and 200 L h(-1)) in an integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) system (tanks 1200 L; 1.5 m(2)) and different algal densities (3, 5, and 7 kg m(-2)). MAA content in IMTA seaweeds was significantly affected by the interaction of time and stocking density, but not by the water flow...
May 13, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500614/irf9-stat2-fusion-protein-as-an-innate-immune-inducer-to-activate-mx-and-interferon-stimulated-gene-expression-in-zebrafish-larvae
#8
Chang-Jen Huang, Chih-Ming Chou, Huang-Wei Lien, Cheng-Ying Chu, Jhih-Yun Ho, Yimin Wu, Chia-Hsiung Cheng
Virus infection often causes large amounts of mortality during teleost larvae stage. Strong induction of innate immunity to increase survival rates of teleost larvae has been less reported. In this study, we present a zebrafish IRF9-Stat2 fusion protein (zIRF9-S2C) as a strong innate immunity inducer and characterized induction of interferon-stimulated genes (ISGs) in zebrafish larvae. zIRF9-S2C could mimic IFN-stimulated gene factor 3 (ISGF3) complex to constitutively activate transcription of Mx promoter through IFN-stimulatory element (ISRE) sites...
May 12, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500613/functional-diets-modulate-lncrna-coding-rnas-and-gene-interactions-in-the-intestine-of-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss
#9
Gustavo Núñez-Acuña, Camille Détrée, Cristian Gallardo-Escárate, Ana Teresa Gonçalves
The advent of functional genomics has sparked the interest in inferring the function of non-coding regions from the transcriptome in non-model species. However, numerous biological processes remain understudied from this perspective, including intestinal immunity in farmed fish. The aim of this study was to infer long non-coding RNA (lncRNAs) expression profiles in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) fed for 30 days with functional diets based on pre- and probiotics. For this, whole transcriptome sequencing was conducted through Illumina technology, and lncRNAs were mined to evaluate transcriptional activity in conjunction with known protein sequences...
May 12, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493049/identification-and-differential-expression-of-biomineralization-genes-in-the-mantle-of-pearl-oyster-pinctada-fucata
#10
Haimei Li, Bo Zhang, Sigang Fan, Baosuo Liu, Jiaqi Su, Dahui Yu
A series of proteins are involved in shell formation of the pearl oyster Pinctada fucata, but the involved mechanisms and the relative expression levels of these proteins have not been elucidated. In this study, we sequenced and characterized the transcriptome of P. fucata mantle tissue. A total of 100,679 unique transcripts were assembled, 43687 Unigenes were annotated, and 48654 CDSs were determined. Of these, GO annotated 16353 Unigenes, COG defined 11585 unigenes into 25 categories, and KEGG sorted 25053 unigenes into 258 pathways...
May 10, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493048/a-novel-%C3%AF-3-desaturase-in-the-deep-sea-giant-tubeworm-riftia-pachyptila
#11
Helu Liu, Hui Wang, Shanya Cai, Haibin Zhang
One paradox of the trophic biochemistry of the deep sea giant tubeworm Riftia pachyptila, endemic to hydrothermal vent sites and nourished by polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) deficiency chemolitoautotrophic sulfide-oxidizing bacteria, is the source of their PUFAs. Biosynthesis of PUFA starts with two precursors C18:2n-6 and C18:3n-3, which cannot be biosynthesized by most animals due to lack of ω6- and ω3-desaturase; thus, C18:2n-6 and C18:3n-3 are generally essential fatty acids for animals. Here, we characterized a gene derived from the R...
May 10, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484864/genome-wide-association-study-identifies-loci-associated-with-resistance-to-viral-nervous-necrosis-disease-in-asian-seabass
#12
Le Wang, Peng Liu, Shuqing Huang, Baoqing Ye, Elaine Chua, Zi Yi Wan, Gen Hua Yue
Viral nervous necrosis disease (VNN), caused by nervous necrosis virus (NNV), is one major threat to mariculture. Identifying loci and understanding the mechanisms associated with resistance to VNN are important in selective breeding programs. We performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) using genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) to study the genomic architecture of resistance to NNV infection in Asian seabass. We genotyped 986 individuals from 43 families produced by 15 founders with 44498 bi-allelic genetic variants using GBS...
May 8, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456869/fatty-acid-characterization-and-biodiesel-production-by-the-marine-microalga-asteromonas-gracilis-statistical-optimization-of-medium-for-biomass-and-lipid-enhancement
#13
Mustafa A Fawzy
Lipid production is an important indicator for evaluating microalgal species for biodiesel production. In this study, a new green microalga was isolated from a salt lake in Egypt and identified as Asteromonas gracilis. The main parameters such as biomass productivity, lipid content, and lipid productivity were evaluated in A. gracilis, cultivated in nutrient-starved (nitrogen, phosphorous), and salinity stress as a one-factor-at-a-time method. These parameters in general did not vary significantly from the standard nutrient growth media when these factors were utilized separately...
April 29, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421378/transcriptome-based-identification-of-the-desiccation-response-genes-in-marine-red-algae-pyropia-tenera-rhodophyta-and-enhancement-of-abiotic-stress-tolerance-by-ptdrg2-in-chlamydomonas
#14
Sungoh Im, Ha-Nul Lee, Hyun Shin Jung, Sunghwan Yang, Eun-Jeong Park, Mi Sook Hwang, Won-Joong Jeong, Dong-Woog Choi
Pyropia tenera (Kjellman) are marine red algae that grow in the intertidal zone and lose more than 90% of water during hibernal low tides every day. In order to identify the desiccation response gene (DRG) in P. tenera, we generated 1,444,210 transcriptome sequences using the 454-FLX platform from the gametophyte under control and desiccation conditions. De novo assembly of the transcriptome reads generated 13,170 contigs, covering about 12 Mbp. We selected 1160 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in response to desiccation stress based on reads per kilobase per million reads (RPKM) expression values...
April 18, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378103/on-site-direct-detection-of-astaxanthin-from-salmon-fillet-using-raman-spectroscopy
#15
Jun-Ichi Hikima, Masahiro Ando, Hiro-O Hamaguchi, Masahiro Sakai, Masashi Maita, Kazunaga Yazawa, Haruko Takeyama, Takashi Aoki
A new technology employing Raman spectroscopy is attracting attention as a powerful biochemical technique for the detection of beneficial and functional food nutrients, such as carotenoids and unsaturated fatty acids. This technique allows for the dynamic characterization of food nutrient substances for the rapid determination of food quality. In this study, we attempt to detect and measure astaxanthin from salmon fillets using this technology. The Raman spectra showed specific bands corresponding to the astaxanthin present in salmon and the value of astaxanthin (Raman band, 1518 cm(-1)) relative to those of protein/lipid (Raman band, 1446 cm(-1)) in the spectra increased in a dose-dependent manner...
April 4, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527015/a-genome-wide-association-study-identifies-the-genomic-region-associated-with-shell-color-in-yesso-scallop-patinopecten-yessoensis
#16
Liang Zhao, Yangping Li, Yajuan Li, Jiachen Yu, Huan Liao, Shuyue Wang, Jia Lv, Jun Liang, Xiaoting Huang, Zhenmin Bao
The shell color polymorphism widely exists in economic shellfish, which not only results in a better visual perception but also shows great value as an economic trait for breeding. Small numbers of reddish-orange shell Yesso scallops, Patinopecten yessoensis, were found in cultured populations compared to the brown majority. In this study, a genome-wide association study was conducted to understand the genetic basis of shell color. Sixty-six 2b-RAD libraries with equal numbers of reddish-orange and brown shell individuals were constructed and sequenced using the Illumina HiSeq 2000 platform...
June 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349286/epipodial-tentacle-gene-expression-and-predetermined-resilience-to-summer-mortality-in-the-commercially-important-greenlip-abalone-haliotis-laevigata
#17
Brett P Shiel, Nathan E Hall, Ira R Cooke, Nicholas A Robinson, Jan M Strugnell
"Summer mortality" is a phenomenon that occurs during warm water temperature spikes that results in the mass mortality of many ecologically and economically important mollusks such as abalone. This study aimed to determine whether the baseline gene expression of abalone before a laboratory-induced summer mortality event was associated with resilience to summer mortality. Tentacle transcriptomes of 35 greenlip abalone (Haliotis laevigata) were sequenced prior to the animals being exposed to an increase in water temperature-simulating conditions which have previously resulted in summer mortality...
April 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283802/nitrogen-metabolism-genes-from-temperate-marine-sediments
#18
Carolina Reyes, Dominik Schneider, Marko Lipka, Andrea Thürmer, Michael E Böttcher, Michael W Friedrich
In this study, we analysed metagenomes along with biogeochemical profiles from Skagerrak (SK) and Bothnian Bay (BB) sediments, to trace the prevailing nitrogen pathways. NO3(-) was present in the top 5 cm below the sediment-water interface at both sites. NH4(+) increased with depth below 5 cm where it overlapped with the NO3(-) zone. Steady-state modelling of NO3(-) and NH4(+) porewater profiles indicates zones of net nitrogen species transformations. Bacterial protease and hydratase genes appeared to make up the bulk of total ammonification genes...
April 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280946/efficacy-and-ecotoxicity-of-novel-anti-fouling-nanomaterials-in-target-and-non-target-marine-species
#19
Francisco Avelelas, Roberto Martins, Tânia Oliveira, Frederico Maia, Eliana Malheiro, Amadeu M V M Soares, Susana Loureiro, João Tedim
Biofouling is a global problem that affects virtually all the immersed structures. Currently, several novel environmentally friendly approaches are being tested worldwide to decrease the toxicity of biocides in non-fouling species, such as the encapsulation/immobilization of commercially available biocides, in order to achieve control over the leaching rate. The present study addresses the toxicity of two widely used booster biocides, zinc pyrithione (ZnPT) and copper pyrithione (CuPT), in its free and incorporated forms in order to assess their toxicity and anti-fouling efficacy in target and non-target species...
March 9, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246982/transcriptomic-analysis-of-male-black-tiger-shrimp-penaeus-monodon-after-polychaete-feeding-to-enhance-testicular-maturation
#20
Rungnapa Leelatanawit, Umaporn Uawisetwathana, Amornpan Klanchui, Jutatip Khudet, Suwanchai Phomklad, Somjai Wongtriphop, Pikul Jiravanichpaisal, Nitsara Karoonuthaisiri
To reveal molecular mechanism of how polychaetes enhanced reproductive maturation in the male black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon), transcriptomic profiles of male reproductive organs (testes and vas deferens) between polychaete-fed and commercial pellet-fed male brooders were compared using cDNA microarray. The overall profiles were distinguishingly different between the two feed groups as well as between testes and vas deferens. Additionally, six of 11 differentially expressed gene identified by the microarray (HNRPUL1 and GCP4 in testes, MAT2B, CDC16, and CSN5 in vas deferens, and SLD5 in both organs) were validated by quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) and found to exhibit significantly higher expression levels in polychaete-fed shrimp than those in commercial pellet-fed shrimp...
February 28, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
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