Navigation Links
New studies needed to predict how marine organisms may adapt to the future's acidic oceans
Date:1/28/2014

in these reactions, which can depend on the organism's life stages and where it lives within the ocean during those life stages.

But Stillman and colleagues say those kinds of studies showing how species react in the short term are not enough to predict what our oceans will look like in the future. Marine scientists need new tools --including genetic surveys and experimental evolution studies -- to discover how organisms might adapt in the long run to acidification.

Surveying the variety in genes related to how organisms respond to acidification could reveal the pathways through which adaptation might occur. Experimental evolution studies, where a group of organisms is bred under controlled acidic conditions, mimic the natural selection process that would occur in nature over tens or hundreds of years.

The ideal experiment would be to follow "organisms over many generations, and to be able to look at what the genetic contribution is to how they respond to changes in their environment," Stillman said. "It would be similar to breeding studies that the biomedical community has been doing for a long time in animals like mice, but it's something that we don't typically do that often or that well with marine organisms."

The hotspots for studying adaptation to acidity, Stillman said, are places where there is a strong variability in acidity already, such as the California coast. Upwelling of deeper, more acidic water along the coast has already produced a range of responses to acidity in creatures such as sea urchins, he noted.

These pulses of very acidic water along the California coast could increase as runoff pollutants, such as fertilizer nutrients, contribute to a rise in carbon dioxide that acidifies upwelled water. As temperatures rise inland as a result of global climate change, Stillman said, "We're going to see more of those intense winds that cause the upwelling of that acidified water."

All of these factors
'/>"/>

Contact: Nan Broadbent
nbroadbe@sfsu.edu
415-338-7108
San Francisco State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Are enough women included in medical device studies, as required by the FDA?
2. Island channel could power about half of Scotland, studies show
3. Plant cell growth studies funded by NSF grant at UMass Amherst
4. Most clinical studies on vitamins flawed by poor methodology
5. Rheumatoid arthritis research shows the potential of large-scale genetic studies for drug discovery
6. H. pylori vaccine shows promise in mouse studies
7. Blue light phototherapy kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to new studies
8. UI researcher studies evolution on the molecular level
9. GSA Bulletin posts new studies from China, Egypt and Israel, Argentina, Mexico, California, Appalachia
10. New studies may explain fractures in some who take osteoporosis drugs
11. Immunity studies cross scientific and continental borders (video)
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/18/2014)... Nov. 18, 2014  The Secure Identity & ... today jointly announce the formation of The Airport ... its Identity and Biometric Entry and Exit ... received official support from BORDERPOL, the international non-profit ... and provide expertise regarding border security, traveler and ...
(Date:11/18/2014)... Md. , Nov. 17, 2014 The Parenteral ... and U.S. regulatory agencies will speak and at least seven ... Metrics Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in ... pleased once again to have significant support from the regulatory ... Europe in our effort to help ...
(Date:11/15/2014)... , Nov. 13, 2014  While we may still ... Doctor McCoy used in "Star Trek" to gain instant access ... designed to work with smartphones and tablets for monitoring and ... the healthcare world. This may seem a tad Orwellian to ... to adopt some of these technological opportunities into their healthcare ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Identity Management, Document Authentication and Biometric Companies Form "The Airport Entry and Exit Working Group", Releasing the Framework to Help Guide the Department of Homeland Security and Congress Towards Solutions 2Identity Management, Document Authentication and Biometric Companies Form "The Airport Entry and Exit Working Group", Releasing the Framework to Help Guide the Department of Homeland Security and Congress Towards Solutions 3FDA's Janet Woodcock, EMA's Emer Cooke Headline PDA Quality Metrics Conference 2Americans May Be Ready for a Brave New World of Healthcare 2Americans May Be Ready for a Brave New World of Healthcare 3Americans May Be Ready for a Brave New World of Healthcare 4
... varies dramatically according to whether the nurses leave the ... airflow in a "Nightingale" warda classic hospital ward design ... bedsby using tracer gases to simulate how airborne infections ... generally good when windows were left open, keeping the ...
... Male circumcision reduces the abundance of bacteria living on the ... protection against HIV, according to a study led by the ... a significant shift in the bacterial community or microbiome of ... online journal mBio . This international collaboration focused ...
... What do woolly mammoths wandering around the ancient ... do with predicting how species could respond to ... Maryland Center for Environmental Science,s Appalachian Laboratory, along ... the University of California-Merced, have received a three-year, ...
Cached Biology News:Energy efficiency could increase infection risks in hospital wards 2Energy efficiency could increase infection risks in hospital wards 3TGen-led study discovers dramatic changes in bacteria following male circumcision 2Scientists look to ancient past to better predict how species may respond climate change 2
(Date:11/22/2014)... London (PRWEB) November 21, 2014 Two new ... explore what comes next for ALS research and how the ... , After the Ice Bucket Challenge: Where Does the ALS ... Tuesday, 2 December 2014, Time: 1:30pm ET, ... Join expert speaker Dr. Merit Cudkowicz, Julianne Dorn Professor of ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... (PRWEB) November 21, 2014 On November ... at the 2014 Emerging Medical Technologies Summit in San ... Awards. Widely regarded among Silicon Valley investors and ... device innovation, the win also positions Briteseed to ... Innovator competition in 2015 and compete with other elite ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... , November 21, 2014 , ... responsable comercial   Mariano Rodríguez es elegid ... KLOX está en marcha para comenzar de ... cura de heridas de reciente aprobación en Europa   , ... compañía") se complace al anunciar los siguientes nombramientos: ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... (PRWEB) November 20, 2014 The ... public policy research organization representing leading California academic ... and PwC US today released a ... life sciences industry growth. The trend shows a ... 2015 California Biomedical Industry Report indicates ...
Breaking Biology Technology:DrugDev Webinars in December to Explore What Comes Next for ALS Research and How We Can Make Life Easier for Clinical Sites 2Insight Product Development Accelerator Member Wins MedTech Innovator Award Competition 2Insight Product Development Accelerator Member Wins MedTech Innovator Award Competition 3KLOX Technologies anuncia sus nombramientos ejecutivos 2KLOX Technologies anuncia sus nombramientos ejecutivos 3KLOX Technologies anuncia sus nombramientos ejecutivos 4KLOX Technologies anuncia sus nombramientos ejecutivos 5California Healthcare Institute and PwC Report Boom in California’s Biomedical Industry 2California Healthcare Institute and PwC Report Boom in California’s Biomedical Industry 3California Healthcare Institute and PwC Report Boom in California’s Biomedical Industry 4
... CSMG,Technologies, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: CTGI), ... received approval of its fifth U.S.,patent. The ... for "Bonding of,Soft Biological Tissues by Passing ... subsidiary Live Tissue Connects ("LTC"),platform tissue bonding/welding ...
... NATICK, Mass., Oct. 10 Boston Scientific,Corporation (NYSE: ... approval from the,U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ... System. The Company,plans to launch the TAXUS Liberte ... completion of the introduction of its TAXUS(R),Expresss2(TM) Atom(TM) ...
... Finesse Solutions, LLC, a,manufacturer of measurement and control ... announce improvements to their E-Commerce Store,that makes shopping ... be found at the Finesse web site ( ... and accessories,on-line, anywhere in the world, and at ...
Cached Biology Technology:CSMG Technologies Announces Key Fifth U.S. Tissue Bonding/Welding Patent Approved 2CSMG Technologies Announces Key Fifth U.S. Tissue Bonding/Welding Patent Approved 3Video: Boston Scientific Announces FDA Approval of Second-Generation TAXUS(R) Liberte(R) Drug-Eluting Stent 2Video: Boston Scientific Announces FDA Approval of Second-Generation TAXUS(R) Liberte(R) Drug-Eluting Stent 3
... ProteinPilot Software enables you to identify ... you can distinguish protein isoforms, protein ... can also visualize peptide-protein associations and ... for protein identification and relative protein ...
... series embodies all aspects of classical microscopy ... powerful Achromatic Super Contrast (ASC) objectives coupled ... this microscope combines flexibility and professional microscopy ... B1 series, the DM-B1 steps into the ...
... expression profiling allows a high-throuput screening of ... occuring or artifitially induced changes in the ... system can be detected, studied, classified and ... range of genes at a glance. Automatized ...
... High performance agitation and temperature control for ... four wells independently and is suitable for ... L working volume. Its temperature ranges from ... Each well is equipped with an individual ...
Biology Products: