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    Crab Acclimation to increasing ocean acidification levels

    Giant spider crabs experience an increase in expression of stress related genes at intermediate ocean acidification levels whilst this effect is attenuated at higher levels. This may leave the species vulnerable to increasing ocean acidification.

    BMC Genomics 2014, 15:789
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    Beyond ENCODE?

    In their open peer reviewed correspondence piece, Tagu and colleagues discuss the opportunities afforded by neoENCODE initiatives to understand how genetic systems react in the natural context of living ecosystems. Do comment!

    BMC Genomics 2014, 15:490
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    Venom gland transcriptome in black widow spiders

    RNA-seq and proteomic analysis uncover 695 black widow venom gland-specific transcripts, including putative unknown toxins and a high diversity of associate proteins, suggestive of a rapid evolutionary expansion of the toxin arsenal in these spiders.

    BMC Genomics 2014, 15:366
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    Black widow silk gland transcriptome

    The multi-tissue transcriptome analysis of the Western black widow expands on the repertoire of genes involved in silk production and identifies 647 silk gland-specific transcripts, indicating a rich transcriptional program beyond the known fiber-forming spidroins.

    BMC Genomics 2014, 15:365
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    Sex-specific transcriptomic response in the oviduct

    The presence of either X- or Y-bearing spermatozoa elicits sex-specific transcriptomic responses in the separate oviducts of single female pigs, with a high representation of signal transduction and immune-related genes among the 501 transcripts consistently altered.

    BMC Genomics 2014, 15:293
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    Regulation of a key flavor volatile in strawberry

    Genome-wide transcriptome analysis and genetic mapping elucidate how the content of γ-decalactone is naturally controlled in strawberry, and identify specific expression of the fatty acid desaturase FaFAD1 gene in ripe fruits, fully correlated with the presence of γ-decalactone.

    BMC Genomics 2014, 15:218
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    Candidate gene for key flavor volatile in strawberry

    RNAseq and analytical chemistry analyzes of the segregating progeny from strawberry cultivars, varying for presence-absence of volatile compounds, identify FaFAD1 as the gene controlling the peach flavor-conferring volatile γ-decalactone.

    BMC Genomics 2014, 15:217
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    First shell proteome for a pulmonate mollusc

    Cepaea nemoralis’ shell-forming proteome reveals an abundance of mollusc- and pulmonate-specific proteins, provides the first evidence that molluscs use independently evolved mechanisms to pigment their shells, and expands on our understanding of the proteins that mediate biomineralization.

    BMC Genomics 2014, 15:249



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