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Characterization of reproduction-specific genes in a marine bivalve mollusc: influence of maturation stage and sex on mRNA expression.

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Numerous studies have investigated the reproduction mechanisms in mollusc species at a biochemical and physiological level; few have described these mechanisms at a molecular level, despite great commercial interest in several mollusc species. We investigated genes involved in gonad maturation of the marine scallop Argopecten purpuratus. A cDNA library was made from gonad tissue. After sequence analysis, 418 unique genes were characterized, of these, about 80% were of unknown function. Among the identified sequences, we analyzed the mRNA expression by real-time PCR of 7 genes involved in reproduction mechanisms, either directly: testis-specific serine/threonine-protein kinase (TSSK), vitellogenin (Vg), and spermatogenesis and centriole associated 1 (SCA) or indirectly: calcineurin A (CNA), centrin, RNA-specific adenosine deaminase (ADAR), and cytidine deaminase (CDA). The real-time PCR analyses were conducted on different tissues of mature and immature scallops (testis, ovary, immature gonad, gill, digestive gland and mantle). The genes studied, presented (1) a strong tissue-dependent expression pattern (higher expression in gonad tissues than in all other tissues) and (2) a sex- and maturation-specific expression pattern (except centrin). This is the first time that the expression of specific genes involved in reproduction mechanisms in a marine mollusc has been described at the molecular level.

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hal-00653284 , version 1 (19-12-2011)

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Isabelle Boutet, Dario Moraga, Luis Marinovic, Johana Obreque, Pamela Chavez-Crooker. Characterization of reproduction-specific genes in a marine bivalve mollusc: influence of maturation stage and sex on mRNA expression.. Gene, 2008, 407 (1-2), pp.130-8. ⟨10.1016/j.gene.2007.10.005⟩. ⟨hal-00653284⟩
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