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Favella taraikaensis Fe Narragansett Bay


Principle Investigator(s) Susanne Menden-Deuer
External sample IDHeterocapsa + Fe
Sample accession numberCAM_SMPL_002572
Assembly accession numberCAM_ASM_000390
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 success of the toxic raphidophite Heterosigma akashiwo partly depends on an interplay of high 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 strain. In combination, these transcriptomes would provide detailed information for hypothesis driven investigations into the puzzling success of this, and by implication, other HAB species.
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 experiment16-DEC-11
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)Heterocapsa triquetra, CCMP 448
Investigation typeEukaryotes
Other experimental metadata availablenot axenic