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Favella taraikaensis Fe Narragansett Bay


Principle Investigator(s) Susanne Menden-Deuer
External sample IDHa3107 + Fe
Sample accession numberCAM_SMPL_002561
Assembly accession numberCAM_ASM_000379
Combined Assembly NameFavella_taraikaensis_FeNarragansettBay
StrainFe Narragansett Bay
Prelim. NCBI Taxon ID626734
18S rRNA
Importance of organism and transcriptomesBlooms of toxic phytoplankton can negatively impact coastal ecosystems and economies through poisoning events that induce high mortality rates in fish (Landsberg, 2002), birds (Shumway et al. 2003; Jessup et al. 2009), and illness in humans (Van Dolah et al. 2001). The succes of the toxic raphidophite Heterosigma akashiwo depends on an interplay of halotolerance and a reduction in predator induced mortality rates (Harvey & Menden-Deuer 2011). In a series of linked nominations we investigate the genetic basis for the halotolerance of several predator and toxic algal species. This transcriptome will supply information on gene expression in this HAB species in response to predation and exposure to a heterotrophic protists predator.
Additional citations and references
Environmental Data
Primary citation for organism's characterization, if availabledoi:10.4319/lo.2011.56.1.0371
Depth (m)1
Salinity (psu)30.68
Collection date22-MAY-10
Sample collection siteAtlantic_Ocean
Other collection site infooff shore of Quonochontaug Pond, Rhode Island
Sample material (e.g. "seawater," "sediment," etc.)seawater
ENVO term for habitat - primary termAcquatic: marine
Habitatmarine habitat
Experimental Data
Date of experiment28-MAR-12
Growth mediumseawater
Modifications to growth medium0.2um filtered, autoclaved
Temperature (ºC)15
Salinty (psu)29.4
Light (µmol photons / m2 / sec)8
Day portion of day:night cycle in hours12
Night portion of day:night cycle in hours12
Prey organism, if applicable (genus and species)Heterosigma akashiwo CCMP3107
Investigation typeEukaryotes
Other experimental metadata availablenot axenic; hungry Favella cultures were exposed to Heterosigma for 24hours and then harvested