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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818615/deep-transcriptome-profiling-sheds-light-on-key-players-in-nucleus-implantation-induced-immune-response-in-the-pearl-oyster-pinctada-martensii
#1
Wei Wang, Yuyuan Wu, Qiannan Lei, Haiying Liang, Yuewen Deng
Immunological rejection of the pearl oysters following nucleus implantation is a major issue limiting the successful rate of cultured pearls. To date, the molecular mechanism of immune tolerance during pearl formation in the pearl oysters is still largely unknown. Through the RNA sequencing platform and comparative transcriptomic analysis, we investigated the chronic gene expression changes at seven time points (0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 60 days post implantation or dpi) over a period of 60 days following nucleus implantation in the pearl oyster Pinctada martensii...
August 14, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818604/newly-discovered-seagrass-beds-and-their-potential-for-blue-carbon-in-the-coastal-seas-of-hainan-island-south-china-sea
#2
Zhijian Jiang, Songlin Liu, Jingping Zhang, Chunyu Zhao, Yunchao Wu, Shuo Yu, Xia Zhang, Chi Huang, Xiaoping Huang, Manoj Kumar
Eight new seagrass beds were discovered along the coastline of Hainan Island in South China Sea with an area of 203.64ha. The leaf N content of all seagrasses was above the median value, indicative of N limitation, with their C:N ratio recorded significantly lower than the limiting criteria. This suggested that N is not limiting but in replete status. Further, the lower C content observed in the seagrass leaves was accompanied by higher nutrient concentration. The mean seagrass biomass C was 0.23±0.16MgCha(-1), while the average sediment organic carbon (SOC) stock was 7...
August 14, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811654/characterization-of-the-mollusc-rig-i-mavs-pathway-reveals-an-archaic-antiviral-signalling-framework-in-invertebrates
#3
Baoyu Huang, Linlin Zhang, Yishuai Du, Fei Xu, Li Li, Guofan Zhang
Despite the mitochondrial antiviral signalling protein (MAVS)-dependent RIG-I-like receptor (RLR) signalling pathway in the cytosol plays an indispensable role in the antiviral immunity of the host, surprising little is known in invertebrates. Here we characterized the major members of RLR pathway and investigated their signal transduction a Molluscs. We show that genes involved in RLR pathway were significantly induced during virus challenge, including CgRIG-I-1, CgMAVS, CgTRAF6 (TNF receptor-associated factor 6), and CgIRFs (interferon regulatory factors...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810227/determining-the-zone-of-impact-of-norovirus-contamination-in-shellfish-production-areas-through-microbiological-monitoring-and-hydrographic-analysis
#4
Carlos J A Campos, Gregory Goblick, Ron Lee, Ken Wittamore, David N Lees
Norovirus (NoV) contamination of filter feeding bivalve shellfish is a well-recognised human health threat when shellfish are grown in sewage polluted waters. To date, the identification of high risk zones around sewage discharges in shellfish production areas (SPAs) has not been based on NoV data. This study utilised molecular methods for NoV analysis, combined with hydrographic studies, to determine the relationship between NoV concentrations in shellfish and sewage effluent dilution. Cages with mussels and oysters were placed at different distances downstream of sewage discharges in two coastal sites in England...
August 8, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806597/a-nested-multivariate-chemometrics-based-calibration-strategy-for-direct-trace-biometal-analysis-in-soft-tissue-utilizing-energy-dispersive-x-ray-fluorescence-edxrf-and-scattering-spectrometry
#5
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J J Okonda, K H Angeyo, J M Mangala, S M Kisia
Compton scatter-modulated fluorescence and multivariate chemometric (artificial neural network (ANN) and principal component regression (PCR)) calibration strategy was explored for direct rapid trace biometals (Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Se) analysis in "complex" matrices (model soft tissues). This involved spectral feature selection (multiple fluorescence signatures) normalized to or in conjunction with Compton scatter. ANN model resulted in more accurate trace biometal determination (R(2)>0.9) compared to PCR. Hybrid nested (ANN and PCR) approach led to optimized accurate biometals' concentrations in Oyster tissue (≤ ± 10%)...
August 8, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803845/improvement-of-post-thaw-sperm-survivals-using-liquid-nitrogen-vapor-in-a-spermcasting-oyster-ostrea-angasi
#6
Md Mahbubul Hassan, Xiaoxu Li, Jian G Qin
Low survival of cryopreserved sperm impedes the application of cryopreservation technique in spermcasting oyster species. This study developed a simple method of liquid nitrogen vapor freezing to improve post-thaw sperm survival in the spermcasting oyster Ostrea angasi. The results indicate that the permeable cryoprotectants, dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), ethylene glycol (EG) and propylene glycol (PG) were non-toxic to sperm up to 20% concentration and 90 min exposure whereas methanol at 10% or higher was toxic to sperm for any exposure over 30 min...
August 10, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803409/comparative-16srdna-gene-based-microbiota-profiles-of-the-pacific-oyster-crassostrea-gigas-and-the-mediterranean-mussel-mytilus-galloprovincialis-from-a-shellfish-farm-ligurian-sea-italy
#7
Luigi Vezzulli, L Stagnaro, C Grande, G Tassistro, L Canesi, C Pruzzo
The pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas and the Mediterranean mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis are two widely farmed bivalve species which show contrasting behaviour in relation to microbial diseases, with C. gigas being more susceptible and M. galloprovincialis being generally resistant. In a recent study, we showed that different susceptibility to infection exhibited by these two bivalve species may depend on their different capability to kill invading pathogens (e.g., Vibrio spp.) through the action of haemolymph components...
August 12, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803360/contrasting-complexity-of-adjacent-habitats-influences-the-strength-of-cascading-predatory-effects
#8
James E Byers, Zachary C Holmes, Jennafer C Malek
Although cascading effects of top predators can help structure communities, their influence may vary across habitats that differentially protect prey. Therefore, to understand how and to what degree habitat complexity can affect trophic interactions in adjacent habitats, we used a combination of a broad regional-scale survey, manipulative field trials, and an outdoor mesocosm experiment to quantify predator-prey interaction strengths across four trophic levels. Within estuaries of the southeastern USA, bonnethead sharks (Sphyrna tiburo) hunt blue crabs on mudflats and adjacent oyster reefs, two habitats with vastly different aboveground structure...
August 12, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800971/perkinsus-infection-is-associated-with-alterations-in-the-level-of-global-dna-methylation-of-gills-and-gastrointestinal-tract-of-the-oyster-crassostrea-gasar
#9
Natanael Dantas Farias, Naila Francis Paulo de Oliveira, Patricia Mirella da Silva
Bivalves are filter feeders that obtain food from seawater that may contain infectious agents, such as the protozoan parasites Perkinsus marinus and P. olseni that are associated with massive mortalities responsible for losses in the aquaculture industry. Despite all physical and chemical barriers, microorganisms cross epithelia and infect host tissues to cause pathologies. Epigenetics mechanisms play important roles in a variety of human processes, from embryonic development to cell differentiation and growth...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800408/effects-of-phenanthrene-on-early-development-of-the-pacific-oyster-crassostrea-gigas-thunberg-1789
#10
Diego J Nogueira, Jacó J Mattos, Patrick R Dybas, Fabrıcio Flores-Nunes, Silvio Tarou Sasaki, Satie Taniguchi, Éder C Schmidt, Zenilda L Bouzon, Márcia C Bícego, Claudio M R Melo, Guilherme Toledo-Silva, Afonso C D Bainy
Phenanthnere (PHE) is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon continuously discarded in the marine environment and bioavailable to many aquatic species. Although studies about PHE toxicity have been documented for adult oysters, the effects on early developmental stages are poorly characterized in bivalves. In this study, the effects of PHE (0.02 and 2.0μg.L(-1)) were evaluated on the embryogenesis and larval development of Crassostrea gigas. Toxicity bioassays, growth and deformities assessment, analysis of shell calcium abundance and transcript levels of genes related to xenobiotic biotransformation (CYP2AU2, CYP30C1), immune system (Cg-Tal) and tissue growth and shell formation (Ferritin, Insulin-like, Cg-Try, Calmodulin and Nacrein) were assayed in D-shape larvae after 24h of PHE exposure...
August 1, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798082/long-dsrnas-promote-an-anti-viral-response-in-pacific-oyster-hampering-ostreid-herpesvirus-1-replication
#11
Marianna Pauletto, Amélie Segarra, Caroline Montagnani, Virgile Quillien, Nicole Faury, Jacqueline Le Grand, Philippe Miner, Bruno Petton, Yannick Labreuche, Elodie Fleury, Caroline Fabioux, Luca Bargelloni, Tristan Renault, Arnaud Huvet
Double stranded RNA-mediated genetic interference (RNAi) is a widely used reverse genetic tool for determining the loss-of-function phenotype of a gene. Here, the possible induction of an immune response by long dsRNA was tested in a marine bivalve, i.e. Crassostrea gigas, as well as the specific role of the subunit 2 of the nuclear factor κB inhibitor (IκB2). This gene is a candidate of particular interest for functional investigations in the context of massive mortality oyster events as Cg-IκB2 mRNA levels exhibited significant variation depending on the amount of ostreid herpesvirus 1 (OsHV-1) DNA detected...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797318/single-laboratory-validation-of-the-neogen-qualitative-lateral-flow-immunoassay-for-the-detection-of-paralytic-shellfish-toxins-in-mussels-and-oysters
#12
Alison R Turnbull, Jessica Y C Tan, Sarah C Ugalde, Gustaaf M Hallegraeff, Katrina Campbell, D Tim Harwood, Juan José Dorantes-Aranda
Detection of paralytic shellfish toxins (PSTs) in bivalve shellfish by analytical methods is complicated and costly, requiring specific expertise and equipment. Following extensive blooms of Alexandrium tamarense Group 1 in Tasmania, Australia, an investigation was made into commercially available screening test kits suitable for use with the toxin profiles found in affected bivalves. The qualitative Neogen rapid test kit, with a modified protocol to convert gonyautoxins GTX1&4 and GTX2&3 into neosaxitoxin and saxitoxin (STX), respectively, with higher cross-reactivities, was the best fit-for-purpose...
August 10, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792543/oyster-toadfish-opsanus-tau-boatwhistle-call-detection-and-patterns-within-a-large-scale-oyster-restoration-site
#13
Shannon W Ricci, DelWayne R Bohnenstiehl, David B Eggleston, M Lisa Kellogg, R Patrick Lyon
During May 2015, passive acoustic recorders were deployed at eight subtidal oyster reefs within Harris Creek Oyster Sanctuary in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland USA. These sites were selected to represent both restored and unrestored habitats having a range of oyster densities. Throughout the survey, the soundscape within Harris Creek was dominated by the boatwhistle calls of the oyster toadfish, Opsanus tau. A novel, multi-kernel spectral correlation approach was developed to automatically detect these boatwhistle calls using their two lowest harmonic bands...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792421/mass-mortalities-of-unknown-aetiology-in-pacific-oysters-crassostrea-gigas-in-port-stephens-new-south-wales-australia
#14
Jeffrey Go, Ania T Deutscher, Zoe B Spiers, Kirk Dahle, Peter D Kirkland, Cheryl Jenkins
From January to June 2013 and November to January 2014, mass mortalities were reported in Pacific oysters Crassostrea gigas cultivated in Port Stephens estuary, New South Wales, Australia. In some cases, 100% mortality was reported in both triploid and diploid C. gigas, although native species of oyster cultivated in the same areas remained unaffected. Histological examination of oysters sampled from the time of mortality events revealed consistent but non-specific pathology, involving a diffuse haemocytic infiltrate in the connective tissue surrounding the digestive gland, extending into the mantle in some instances, but no other signs of any infectious aetiological agent...
August 9, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782039/control-of-nacre-biomineralization-by-pif80-in-pearl-oyster
#15
So Yeong Bahn, Byung Hoon Jo, Yoo Seong Choi, Hyung Joon Cha
Molluscan nacre is a fascinating biomineral consisting of a highly organized calcium carbonate composite that provides unique fracture toughness and an iridescent color. Organisms elaborately control biomineralization using organic macromolecules. We propose the involvement of the matrix protein Pif80 from the pearl oyster Pinctada fucata in the development of the inorganic phase during nacre biomineralization, based on experiments using the recombinant form of Pif80. Through interactions with calcium ions, Pif80 participates in the formation of polymer-induced liquid precursor-like amorphous calcium carbonate granules and stabilizes these granules by forming calcium ion-induced coacervates...
August 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781185/lead-accumulation-in-oyster-shells-a-potential-tool-for-environmental-monitoring
#16
Elsa Cariou, Christèle Guivel, Carole La, Laurent Lenta, Mary Elliot
Pb/Ca profiles were measured on ten live collected Ostrea edulis from three sites characterized by different levels of lead content. Intra-shell and inter-shell reproducibility were tested comparing several Pb/Ca profiles measured by LA-ICP-MS within a specimen, and within specimens from the same site. Results indicate that signals recorded are reproducible and mean shell Pb/Ca values are site-dependent. Second order variability is explained either by smoothing effects, biological effects or micro-environmental heterogeneities in lead distribution...
August 3, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780871/identification-and-functional-characterization-of-the-glycogen-synthesis-related-gene-glycogenin-in-pacific-oysters-crassostrea-gigas
#17
Busu Li, Jie Meng, Li Li, Sheng Liu, Ting Wang, Guofan Zhang
High glycogen levels in the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) contribute to its flavor, quality, and hardiness. Glycogenin (CgGN) is the priming glucosyltransferase that initiates glycogen biosynthesis. We characterized the full sequence and function of C. gigas CgGN. Three CgGN isoforms (CgGN-α, β, and γ) containing alternative exon regions were isolated. CgGN expression varied seasonally in the adductor muscle and gonadal area and was the highest in the adductor muscle. Autoglycosylation of CgGN can interact with glycogen synthase (CgGS) to complete glycogen synthesis...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780297/respiration-disruption-and-detoxification-at-the-protein-expression-levels-in-the-pacific-oyster-crassostrea-gigas-under-zinc-exposure
#18
Jie Meng, Wen-Xiong Wang, Li Li, Guofan Zhang
The Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) can accumulate high levels of zinc (Zn) without obvious toxicity, but the related molecular mechanisms are largely unknown. In the present study, C. gigas were exposed to excess Zn for 9days and the differentially expressed proteins (DEPs) were examined using the isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ) method. In total, 2667 proteins containing at least two peptides and detected in both replicates were used for proteomic analysis. Among these DEPs, 332 were up-regulated and 282 were down-regulated...
July 26, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780263/effect-of-oyster-shell-medium-and-organic-substrate-on-the-performance-of-a-particulate-pyrite-autotrophic-denitrification-ppad-process
#19
Shuang Tong, Justine L Stocks, Laura C Rodriguez-Gonzalez, Chuanping Feng, Sarina J Ergas
The use of pyrite as an electron donor for biological denitrification has the potential to reduce alkalinity consumption and sulfate by-product production compared with sulfur oxidizing denitrification. This research investigated the effects of oyster shell and organic substrate addition on the performance of a particulate pyrite autotrophic denitrification (PPAD) process. Side-by-side bench-scale studies were carried out in upflow packed bed bioreactors with pyrite and sand, with and without oyster shells as an alkalinity source...
July 22, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771640/bioremediation-of-aflatoxin-b1-contaminated-maize-by-king-oyster-mushroom-pleurotus-eryngii
#20
Maria Teresa Branà, Maria Teresa Cimmarusti, Miriam Haidukowski, Antonio Francesco Logrieco, Claudio Altomare
Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) is the most harmful mycotoxin that occurs as natural contaminant of agricultural commodities, particularly maize. Practical solutions for detoxification of contaminated staples and reduction of agricultural wastes are scarce. We investigated the capability of the white-rot and edible fungus Plerotus eryngii (king oyster mushroom) to degrade AFB1 both in vitro and in a laboratory-scale mushroom cultivation, using a substrate similar to that routinely used in mushroom farms. In malt extract broth, degradation of AFB1 (500 ng/mL) by nine isolates of P...
2017: PloS One
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