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Effects of temperature on the transcriptome of the marine copepod Temora longicornis

Ilias Semmouri (UGent) , Jana Asselman (UGent) , Colin Janssen (UGent) and Karel De Schamphelaere (UGent)
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Over the past decades, the world's oceans and seas have been influenced by several human-induced impacts, including climate change. In the North Sea region, the average sea surface temperature of the water has already risen with 1-2 °C over the past twenty-five years and is likely to rise further. Understanding the impacts of this changing environmental condition in zooplankton communities is crucial, as changes in the zooplankton communities can affect entire marine ecosystems. Here, we focus on the potential effects of an increase in temperature on the calanoid copepod species, Temora longicornis, the dominant zooplankton species of the southern part of the North Sea. Since responses to environmental stress are genome-driven, a genetic study on the physiological responses to thermic stress can provide an increased mechanistic understanding and help predict potential responses to climate change in this copepod species. Therefore, we sequenced the whole transcriptome (using RNA-seq technology) of T. longicornis, after being exposed to thermal stress, with the aim to investigate gene expression differences as a response to temperature fluctuations. As such, this dataset will provide us with new insights on how exposure to increased seawater temperatures may affect the fitness of the most dominant zooplankton species of the southern part of the North Sea.
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Global change, gene expression, crustaceans, transcriptomics, temperature, Temora longicornis, RNA, zooplankton, marine

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Semmouri, Ilias, Jana Asselman, Colin Janssen, and Karel De Schamphelaere. 2018. “Effects of Temperature on the Transcriptome of the Marine Copepod Temora Longicornis.” In Book of Abstracts : VLIZ Marine Science Day. Bredene, Belgium, 21 March 2018, ed. Jan Mees and Jan Seys. Vol. 81. Oostende, Belgium: Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ).
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Semmouri, I., Asselman, J., Janssen, C., & De Schamphelaere, K. (2018). Effects of temperature on the transcriptome of the marine copepod Temora longicornis. In Jan Mees & J. Seys (Eds.), Book of abstracts : VLIZ Marine Science Day. Bredene, Belgium, 21 March 2018 (Vol. 81). Presented at the VLIZ Marine Science Day 2018, Oostende, Belgium: Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ).
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Semmouri I, Asselman J, Janssen C, De Schamphelaere K. Effects of temperature on the transcriptome of the marine copepod Temora longicornis. In: Mees J, Seys J, editors. Book of abstracts : VLIZ Marine Science Day. Bredene, Belgium, 21 March 2018. Oostende, Belgium: Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ); 2018.
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Semmouri, Ilias, Jana Asselman, Colin Janssen, et al. “Effects of Temperature on the Transcriptome of the Marine Copepod Temora Longicornis.” Book of Abstracts : VLIZ Marine Science Day. Bredene, Belgium, 21 March 2018. Ed. Jan Mees & Jan Seys. Vol. 81. Oostende, Belgium: Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), 2018. Print.
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  abstract     = {Over the past decades, the world's oceans and seas have been influenced by several human-induced impacts, including climate change. In the North Sea region, the average sea surface temperature of the water has already risen with 1-2 {\textdegree}C over the past twenty-five years and is likely to rise further. Understanding the impacts of this changing environmental condition in zooplankton communities is crucial, as changes in the zooplankton communities can affect entire marine ecosystems. Here, we focus on the potential effects of an increase in temperature on the calanoid copepod species, Temora longicornis, the dominant zooplankton species of the southern part of the North Sea. Since responses to environmental stress are genome-driven, a genetic study on the physiological responses to thermic stress can provide an increased mechanistic understanding and help predict potential responses to climate change in this copepod species. Therefore, we sequenced the whole transcriptome (using RNA-seq technology) of T. longicornis, after being exposed to thermal stress, with the aim to investigate gene expression differences as a response to temperature fluctuations. As such, this dataset will provide us with new insights on how exposure to increased seawater temperatures may affect the fitness of the most dominant zooplankton species of the southern part of the North Sea.},
  author       = {Semmouri, Ilias and Asselman, Jana and Janssen, Colin and De Schamphelaere, Karel},
  booktitle    = {Book of abstracts : VLIZ Marine Science Day. Bredene, Belgium, 21 March 2018},
  editor       = {Mees, Jan and Seys, Jan},
  issn         = {1377-0950},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Bredene, Belgium},
  publisher    = {Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ)},
  title        = {Effects of temperature on the transcriptome of the marine copepod Temora longicornis},
  volume       = {81},
  year         = {2018},
}