Among the high diversity of organisms hosted by mangrove forests, the flat tree oyster Isognomon alatus (Gmelin, 1791) stands out because of its association with mangrove roots forming dense patches in the red mangrove Rhizophora mangle (Fig.
Flat tree oyster (Isognomon alatus) specimens were collected from seven different sites across North Biscayne Bay (NBB), FL, during a 2-y period (July 2015 to June 2017).
2017) and adapted to flat tree oyster in the present work.
DNA Methylation Levels in the Flat Tree Oyster Isognomon alatus
Although the present work does not discriminate between these two types of DNA methylation, the identification of changes in global DNA methylation profiles constitutes the first necessary evidence supporting the existence of active epigenetic responses to environmental variation in the flat tree oyster. Importantly, by characterizing the abiotic parameters in NBB, this work allows to study the epigenetic mechanisms (e.g., DNA methylation) linking local and seasonal environmental changes to subsequent phenotypic (e.g., transcriptomic) responses in marine organisms inhabiting that area.
Biomonitoring of trace metals (Fe, Cu, and Ni) in the mangrove area of Peninsular Malaysia using different soft tissues of flat tree oyster Isognomon alatus.
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, and aromatic mistakes are as good as it gets.