Lookup NU author(s): Emily O'Hara,
Dr Gary Caldwell,
Professor John Bythell
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND).
We examined the gene expression levels of equinatoxin and equistatin in the sea anemone Actinia equina, when reared at varying environmental temperatures for five months. Both genes were significantly downregulated at 10 °C compared to 16 °C but showed no significant change at 22 °C. This provides the first evidence of an effect of temperature on gene expression, but with no effect of increasing temperatures such as those predicted due to climate change.
Author(s): O'Hara EP, Caldwell GS, Bythell J
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Print publication date: 01/10/2018
Online publication date: 23/08/2018
Acceptance date: 19/08/2018
ISSN (print): 0041-0101
ISSN (electronic): 1879-3150
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