E-MTAB-7348 - Transcriptomic responses of two population strains of the kelp Saccharina latissima to temperature and salinity changes
Submitted on 5 March 2017, last updated on 8 July 2019, released on 8 July 2019
The data is a result of a large laboratory experiment targeting interactive effects of salinity and temperature on the transcriptomic level in algae from two populations of an ecologically relevant kelp species (Laminariales), Saccharina latissima. Research interest in S. latissima has recently been increasing given its importance as ecosystem engineer along temperate rocky shores in the Atlantic Ocean, and its growing potential in industrial applications such as aquaculture, pharmaceutics, food and feed. Young sporophytes of S. latissima were raised from stock cultures of clonal male and female gametophytes at the Alfred-Wegener-Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research. Cultures originated from sporophyte collected at Kongsfjorden (79°N, 11°E; Spitsbergen, Norway) and at Roscoff (48° 43′ 39″ N, 3° 59′ 13.2″ W; Brittany, France). Sporophytes of both populations were grown aerated in glass beakers at 8°C and under a photon fluence rate of 20 µmol photons m–2 s–1 of photosynthetically active radiation with a 18 h light: 6 h dark photoperiod and were cultivated in sterile seawater enriched with Provasoli (Starr & Zeikus 1993) with an absolute salinity (SA) of ~30 during three months. At the start of the experiment, sporophytes were either kept at 8°C (or transferred to 0°C and 15°C) in temperature controlled rooms. After one week, per each temperature, sporophytes were divided into a low salinity treatment of SA 20 or kept at the control salinity (SA 30).
RNA-seq of coding RNA, stimulus or stress design