Navigation Links
From a bucket of seawater, new understanding of the ocean
Date:5/6/2011

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. From a bucket of seawater, scientists have unlocked information that may lead to deeper understanding of organisms as different as coral reefs and human disease. By analyzing genomes of a tiny, single-celled marine animal, they have demonstrated a possible way to address diverse questions such as how diseased cells differ from neighboring healthy cells and what it is about some Antarctic algae that allows them to live in warming waters while other algae die out.

Debashish Bhattacharya, professor of ecology, evolution and natural resources in Rutgers' School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, and Ramunas Stepanauskas and Hwan Su Yoon of the Bigelow Laboratory of Ocean Sciences, have published their results in the journal Science. They used sophisticated new technologies to sequence the genomes of individual picobilophytes, tiny microbes first discovered in 2007. At less than 10 micrometers across, they are some of the tiniest marine animals known to science.

"If we can peer inside the genome of a single cell and reconstruct its history, we can do that for many cells and figure out their interactions with other cells in the environment," Bhattacharya said. For example, why do different cancer cells from the same tumor grow at different rates? Their genomes might contain the answer, and the answer might lead to more effective treatment strategies.

"Our results demonstrate how single cell genomics opens a window into the natural drama that constantly takes place in each drop of seawater a drama featuring predation, viral infections, and the divergent fate of close relatives," Stepanauskas said. "The outcomes of this drama have profound effects on the lives of larger marine organisms, such as commercially valuable fish."

Bhattacharya and Oscar Schofield, professor of marine science, are now working to apply these techniques to Antarctic algae. Some species traditionally found along the West
'/>"/>

Contact: Robin Lally
rlally@ur.rutgers.edu
732-932-7084 x652
Rutgers University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Measuring snow with a bucket, a windmill, and the sun?
2. ISU research leads to understanding of how crops deal with stress -- yields biggest enemy
3. TGen findings contribute to understanding of diabetic kidney disease
4. A better understanding of the aging immune system
5. Stem cells may be key to understanding the origins of colon cancer and detecting relapse
6. Pig model of cystic fibrosis improves understanding of disease
7. Monash scientists uncover a new understanding of male puberty
8. Immunologist J. John Cohen receives the 2010 AAAS Public Understanding of Science and Technology Award
9. Massive Daphnia genome leads to understanding gene-environment interactions
10. Research uncovers key to understanding cause of lupus
11. Extracting cellular engines may aid in understanding mitochondrial diseases
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/19/2014)... New Rochelle, August 19, 2014A new ovoid structure discovered ... iron-rich clay, contains a variety of minerals, and shows ... with resulting melting of the permafrost and mixing of ... a broad range of analytical studies to determine the ... hypotheses for how this ovoid formed, point to the ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... pain, but its effect on pain following brachial ... study reported on the Neural Regeneration Research ... of an avulsion injury to the left brachial ... were given electroacupuncture stimulation at bilateral Quchi (LI11), ... electroacupuncture therapy, chronic neuropathic pain in the rats, ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... 2014 Smart Technology Sector improves ... as latest developments, ad campaigns and partnerships are announced: ... EBAY ), Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN ), ... (NASDAQ: GOOG ) and Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE: ... authentication company focused on the growing m-commerce market releases ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Life on Mars? Implications of a newly discovered mineral-rich structure 2Digital Wallet Choices; PayPal, Google Wallet, Apple Passbook - and Now Wocket Smart Wallet : Who Addresses Issues of Security? 2Digital Wallet Choices; PayPal, Google Wallet, Apple Passbook - and Now Wocket Smart Wallet : Who Addresses Issues of Security? 3Digital Wallet Choices; PayPal, Google Wallet, Apple Passbook - and Now Wocket Smart Wallet : Who Addresses Issues of Security? 4Digital Wallet Choices; PayPal, Google Wallet, Apple Passbook - and Now Wocket Smart Wallet : Who Addresses Issues of Security? 5Digital Wallet Choices; PayPal, Google Wallet, Apple Passbook - and Now Wocket Smart Wallet : Who Addresses Issues of Security? 6Digital Wallet Choices; PayPal, Google Wallet, Apple Passbook - and Now Wocket Smart Wallet : Who Addresses Issues of Security? 7
... bathrooms may become a thing of the past with new ... at the University of New South Wales are developing new ... hospitals and the home. , Led by Professor ... for Functional Nanomaterials, a research team is studying tiny particles ...
... have made nisin, a natural antibiotic used for more than ... the first time using nature's toolbox. They also identified the ... its unique biological power. , The work -- published in ... the almost magical manner in which nisin is made in ...
... of malaria up to five months in advance has been developed ... uses predictions of climate variability to indicate the level of risk ... peak malaria season ?the earliest point at which predictions have ever ... providers in preventing and controlling the disease. , Malaria ...
Cached Biology News:Creation of antibiotic in test tube holds promise for better antibiotics 2Scientists develop malaria forecasting tool to predict disease risk 2
(Date:8/20/2014)... (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Not long ... E&L studies should be performed late in the development ... known. But current regulatory trends suggest that, like many ... the rise. In recent years, multiple drug sponsors have ... or address specific questions during phase I/II. It’s not ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A case study ... between the school,s bioengineering department and the Intel® ... Intel® Software Academic Program, UCSD,s research focuses on ... human body.  Photo - ... the work of Dr. Todd P. Coleman ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... improve the health of your heart, researchers have discovered. ... a standard TENS machine like those designed to relieve ... the small raised flap at the front of the ... The stimulation changed the influence of the nervous system ... can drive failing hearts too hard. , Professor Jim ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... WriteResult®, a leading provider of Electronic Patient ... its myPROpad™ ePRO tablet with the addition of a ... most widely used and well-respected Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) ... is used during clinical trials and in other health ... used to demonstrate Health-Related Quality of Life outcomes (HRQoL) ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Are Extractable and Leachables going Phase-Appropriate? New Webinar Hosted by Xtalks 2Intel and University of San Diego Bioengineering Department Release Case Study on Health Sciences Research 2'Tickling' your ear could be good for your heart 2EQ-5D™ Assessment Now Available for iPad 2
... Oct. 28 BioStorage Technologies, a global leader ... storage for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, announces ... of global sales.   Atwood will ... and leadership of global sales initiatives. His key ...
... Calif., Oct. 28 ChromaDex Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: ... of phytochemical and botanical reference standards and the creation ... appointed William F. Spengler to President of the Company, ... and diversified background to the position, having held leadership ...
... (Nasdaq: UTHR ) today announced its results of operations ... for the third quarter of 2010 were $171.0 million, up from ... the third quarter of 2010 was $39.7 million, or $0.70 per ... per basic share, for the same quarter in 2009. Gross margin ...
Cached Biology Technology:BioStorage Technologies Appoints New Vice President of Global Sales 2ChromaDex Names Pharmaceutical Industry Veteran William F. Spengler as President 2ChromaDex Names Pharmaceutical Industry Veteran William F. Spengler as President 3United Therapeutics Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 2United Therapeutics Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 3United Therapeutics Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 4United Therapeutics Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 5United Therapeutics Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 6United Therapeutics Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 7
... tissue panels are designed for studying ... or proteins of interest in different ... positively charged glass slides. Total RNA ... identical format, and cDNA from those ...
Total Proteins from over 50 different human Alzheimer, Diabetic, Liver Cirrhosis, and Lupus diseased tissues are available....
Total Proteins from over 50 different human Alzheimer, Diabetic, Liver Cirrhosis, and Lupus diseased tissues are available....
... The T2-02 diaphragm pump features T ... and achieves remarkable performance and efficiency. With ... performance range, T2-02 is ideal for use ... Offers ultra-compact size, long life, and high ...
Biology Products: