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dc.contributor.authorVeilleux, Heather D.
dc.contributor.authorRyu, Tae Woo
dc.contributor.authorDonelson, Jennifer M.
dc.contributor.authorvan Herwerden, Lynne
dc.contributor.authorSeridi, Loqmane
dc.contributor.authorGhosheh, Yanal
dc.contributor.authorBerumen, Michael L.
dc.contributor.authorLeggat, William
dc.contributor.authorRavasi, Timothy
dc.contributor.authorMunday, Philip L.
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-18T13:54:52Z
dc.date.available2015-08-18T13:54:52Z
dc.date.issued2015-07-20
dc.identifier.citationMolecular processes of transgenerational acclimation to a warming ocean 2015 Nature Climate Change
dc.identifier.issn1758-678X
dc.identifier.issn1758-6798
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/nclimate2724
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/575089
dc.description.abstractSome animals have the remarkable capacity to acclimate across generations to projected future climate change1, 2, 3, 4; however, the underlying molecular processes are unknown. We sequenced and assembled de novo transcriptomes of adult tropical reef fish exposed developmentally or transgenerationally to projected future ocean temperatures and correlated the resulting expression profiles with acclimated metabolic traits from the same fish. We identified 69 contigs representing 53 key genes involved in thermal acclimation of aerobic capacity. Metabolic genes were among the most upregulated transgenerationally, suggesting shifts in energy production for maintaining performance at elevated temperatures. Furthermore, immune- and stress-responsive genes were upregulated transgenerationally, indicating a new complement of genes allowing the second generation of fish to better cope with elevated temperatures. Other differentially expressed genes were involved with tissue development and transcriptional regulation. Overall, we found a similar suite of differentially expressed genes among developmental and transgenerational treatments. Heat-shock protein genes were surprisingly unresponsive, indicating that short-term heat-stress responses may not be a good indicator of long-term acclimation capacity. Our results are the first to reveal the molecular processes that may enable marine fishes to adjust to a future warmer environment over multiple generations.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSpringer Nature
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/nclimate2724
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Nature Climate Change
dc.titleMolecular processes of transgenerational acclimation to a warming ocean
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Science Program
dc.contributor.departmentMarine Science Program
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.contributor.departmentBioscience Program
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST Environmental Epigenetics Research Program (KEEP)
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Mathematics and Computational Science Program
dc.identifier.journalNature Climate change
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
dc.contributor.institutionCollege of Marine and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life Sciences, University of Technology Sydney, PO Box 123 Broadway, New South Wales 2007, Australia
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
dc.contributor.institutionCollege of Medical, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
kaust.personRyu, Tae Woo
kaust.personSeridi, Loqmane
kaust.personGhosheh, Yanal
kaust.personBerumen, Michael L.
kaust.personRavasi, Timothy
refterms.dateFOA2016-01-20T00:00:00Z
dc.date.published-online2015-07-20
dc.date.published-print2015-12


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