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Gene transcript profiling in sea otters post-<i>Exxon Valdez</i> oil spill: A tool for marine ecosystem health assessment

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Bowen, L, AK Miles, B Ballachey, S Waters, J Bodkin. 2016. Gene Transcript Profiling in Sea Otters Post-Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: A Tool for Marine Ecosystem Health Assessment. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 4(2): 39. doi: 10.3390/jmse4020039

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Using a panel of genes stimulated by oil exposure in a laboratory study, we evaluated gene transcription in blood leukocytes sampled from sea otters captured from 2006–2012 in western Prince William Sound (WPWS), Alaska, 17–23 years after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill (EVOS). We compared WPWS sea otters to reference populations (not affected by the EVOS) from the Alaska Peninsula (2009), Katmai National Park and Preserve (2009), Clam Lagoon at Adak Island (2012), Kodiak Island (2005) and captive sea otters in aquaria. Statistically, sea otter gene transcript profiles separated into three distinct clusters: Cluster 1, Kodiak and WPWS 2006–2008 (higher relative transcription); Cluster 2, Clam Lagoon and WPWS 2010–2012 (lower relative [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.3390/jmse4020039
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