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Exposure to low pH induces molecular level changes in the marine worm, Platynereis dumerilii (2015)
Journal Article
Wäge, J., Lerebours, A., Hardege, J. D., & Rotchell, J. M. (2016). Exposure to low pH induces molecular level changes in the marine worm, Platynereis dumerilii. Ecotoxicology and environmental safety, 124(February), 105-110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2015.10.008

© 2015 Elsevier Inc. Fossil fuel emissions and changes in net land use lead to an increase in atmospheric CO 2 concentration and a subsequent decrease of ocean pH. Noticeable effects on organisms' calcification rate, shell structure and energy metabo... Read More

Silver nanoparticles affect the neural development of zebrafish embryos: AgNPs affect the embryonic neural development (2015)
Journal Article
Xin, Q., Rotchell, J. M., Cheng, J., Yi, J., & Zhang, Q. (2015). Silver nanoparticles affect the neural development of zebrafish embryos: AgNPs affect the embryonic neural development. Journal of Applied Toxicology, 35(12), 1481-1492. https://doi.org/10.1002/jat.3164

Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been widely used in commercial products. This study aims to understand the impact of AgNPs on the early developmental stages in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos. Embryos were exposed to two sizes of AgNPs at three dos... Read More

Effects of low seawater pH on the marine polychaete Platynereis dumerilii (2015)
Journal Article
Wäge, J., Hardege, J. D., Larsson, T. A., Simakov, O., Chapman, E. C., Arendt, D., & Rotchell, J. M. (2015). Effects of low seawater pH on the marine polychaete Platynereis dumerilii. Marine pollution bulletin, 95(1), 166-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.04.027

An important priority for any organism is to maintain internal cellular homeostasis including acidbase balance. Yet, the molecular level impacts of changing environmental conditions, such as low pH, remain uncharacterised. Herein, we isolate partial... Read More

Molecular characterization of an estrogen receptor and estrogen-related receptor and their autoregulatory capabilities in two Mytilus species (2015)
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Nagasawa, K., Treen, N., Kondo, R., Otoki, Y., Itoh, N., Rotchell, J. M., & Osada, M. (2015). Molecular characterization of an estrogen receptor and estrogen-related receptor and their autoregulatory capabilities in two Mytilus species. Gene, 564(2), 153-159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gene.2015.03.073

Vertebrate-like sex steroid hormones have been widely detected in mollusks, and numerous experiments have shown the importance of steroids in gonad development. Nevertheless, their signaling pathways in invertebrates have not been uncovered yet. Ster... Read More

Intersex related gene expression profiles in clams Scrobicularia plana : molecular markers and environmental application (2015)
Journal Article
Langston, W. J., Ciocan, C. M., Hill, E. M., Lerebours, A., Rotchell, J. M., Rotchell, J., …Pope, N. (2015). Intersex related gene expression profiles in clams Scrobicularia plana : molecular markers and environmental application. Marine pollution bulletin, 95(2), 610-617. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.02.019

Intersex, the appearance of female characteristics in male gonads, has been identified in several aquatic species. It is a widespread phenomenon in populations of the bivalve, Scrobicularia plana, from the southwest coast of the U.K. Genes previously... Read More