Effects of temperature on gene expression in embryos of the coral Montastraea faveolata.

Christian R. Voolstra, Julia Schnetzer, Leonid Peshkin, Carly J Randall, Alina M Szmant, Mónica Medina

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Coral reefs are expected to be severely impacted by rising seawater temperatures associated with climate change. This study used cDNA microarrays to investigate transcriptional effects of thermal stress in embryos of the coral Montastraea faveolata. Embryos were exposed to 27.5 degrees C, 29.0 degrees C, and 31.5 degrees C directly after fertilization. Differences in gene expression were measured after 12 and 48 hours.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)627
JournalBMC Genomics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 23 2009

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