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Integrating Teleost Transcriptomes to Identify Ecologically Meaningful Responses Following Oil Exposure

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Purdue University


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Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative GoMRI Grant Program


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Chemical Aspects Research

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Fish/Fish Habitats

Project Description

We propose to carry out a large scale meta-analysis of global transcriptional profiles from multiple species exposed to oil. The goal of this project is to leverage the considerable resources expended by GoMRI and the NRDA process to identify 1) conserved patterns of response across multiple species that will allow for generalizable hypotheses to be drawn about the effects of oil to GoM fish species, 2) identification of subtle effects resulting from sublethal exposure to oil that may have implications for future fisheries management practices, and 3) identification of novel hypotheses regarding the effects of oil on ecologically important fish species in the Gulf of Mexico.


Robert J. Griffitt
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