Shotgun Proteomics and the Pacific Oyster

Last week Emma's manuscript on the viability of using shotgun proteomics was published in Conservation Physiology.


From the abstract:

Functional analysis of the protein repertoire illustrates that these proteins represent a wide range of biological processes, supporting the dynamic function of the gill. These insights are important for understanding environmental influences on the oyster, because the gill tissue acts as the interface between the oyster and its environment. In silico analysis indicated that this sequencing effort identified a large proportion of the complete gill proteome. Together, these data demonstrate that shotgun sequencing is a viable approach for biological discovery and will play an important role in future studies of oyster physiology.

Read the full manuscript as Conservation Physiology is an Fully Open Access Journal.

Below is a teaser from the supplemental info.