Integrating Teleost Transcriptomes to Identify Ecologically Meaningful Responses Following Oil Exposure

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Purdue University

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Project Location: Multiple States

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2017

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Chemical Aspects Research Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Fish / Fish Habitats Human and/or Institutional Capacity

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.

Project Contact

Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions

University of Southern Mississippi

Project ID: 1046
Project Name: Integrating Teleost Transcriptomes to Identify Ecologically Meaningful Responses Following Oil Exposure
SourceUID: 317
Latitude: 0
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Country: United States of America
State or Province: IN, MS
County: Unknown Multiple Counties,
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Fish / Fish Habitats
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2019
Implementing Organization: Purdue University
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Robert J. Griffitt
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Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: University of Southern Mississippi
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
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Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
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Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
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Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
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Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
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Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 970553
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program
DWH Dollar Amount : 970553
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2017
Award Month: 9
Total Amount Leveraged: 0