Evolutionary insights into scleractinian corals using comparative genomic hybridizations.

Abstract
Coral reefs belong to the most ecologically and economically important ecosystems on our planet. Yet, they are under steady decline worldwide due to rising sea surface temperatures, disease, and pollution. Understanding the molecular impact of these stressors on different coral species is imperative in order to predict how coral populations will respond to this continued disturbance. The use of molecular tools such as microarrays has provided deep insight into the molecular stress response of corals. Here, we have performed comparative genomic hybridizations (CGH) with different coral species to an Acropora palmata microarray platform containing 13,546 cDNA clones in order to identify potentially rapidly evolving genes and to determine the suitability of existing microarray platforms for use in gene expression studies (via heterologous hybridization).

Citation
Aranda M, DeSalvo MK, Bayer T, Medina M, Voolstra CR (2012) Evolutionary insights into scleractinian corals using comparative genomic hybridizations. BMC Genomics 13: 501. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-501.

Publisher
Springer Nature

Journal
BMC Genomics

DOI
10.1186/1471-2164-13-501

PubMed ID
22994626

PubMed Central ID
PMC3469353

Additional Links
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2164/13/501http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3469353/

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