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Citation: Vargas, Sergio and Zimmer, Thorsten and Conci, Nicola and Lehmann, Martin and Wörheide, Gert: Resilience to climate change in an octocoral involves the transcriptional decoupling of the calcification and stress response toolkits. 8. May 2020. Open Data LMU. 10.5282/ubm/data.189

Resilience to climate change in an octocoral involves the transcriptional decoupling of the calcification and stress response toolkits
Resilience to climate change in an octocoral involves the transcriptional decoupling of the calcification and stress response toolkits

Up to one-third of all described marine species occur in coral reefs, but the future of these hyperdiverse ecosystems is insecure due to local and global threads, such as overfishing, eutrophication, ocean warming and acidification. Although these impacts are expected to have a net detrimental effect on reefs, some organisms, like soft corals, may remain unaffected or benefit from anthropogenically induced environmental change, replacing stony corals in future reefs. Here, we show that the response to simulated climate change of the skeletogenic and stress-response toolkits of a common Indo-Pacific gorgonian is decoupled. This transcriptional decoupling provides a mechanistic explanation for the resilience to anthropogenically-driven environmental change observed in soft corals.

Octocorals, Proteomics, Climate change, Resilience
Vargas, Sergio
Zimmer, Thorsten
Conci, Nicola
Lehmann, Martin
Wörheide, Gert
2020

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DOI: 10.5282/ubm/data.189

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Abstract

Up to one-third of all described marine species occur in coral reefs, but the future of these hyperdiverse ecosystems is insecure due to local and global threads, such as overfishing, eutrophication, ocean warming and acidification. Although these impacts are expected to have a net detrimental effect on reefs, some organisms, like soft corals, may remain unaffected or benefit from anthropogenically induced environmental change, replacing stony corals in future reefs. Here, we show that the response to simulated climate change of the skeletogenic and stress-response toolkits of a common Indo-Pacific gorgonian is decoupled. This transcriptional decoupling provides a mechanistic explanation for the resilience to anthropogenically-driven environmental change observed in soft corals.

Keywords

Octocorals, Proteomics, Climate change, Resilience

Source

Pinnigorgia flava sclerites

Item Type:Data
Contact Person:Vargas, Sergio and Wörheide, Gert
E-Mail of Contact:woerheide at lmu.de
Subjects:Faculty of Geosciences
Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Natural sciences and mathematics
600 Natural sciences and mathematics > 570 Life sciences
600 Natural sciences and mathematics > 590 Zoological sciences
ID Code:189
Deposited By: Mr Sergio Vargas Ramirez
Deposited On:19. May 2020 09:36
Last Modified:19. May 2020 09:36

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