Gill Transcriptomic Responses to Toxin-producing Alga Prymnesium parvum in Rainbow Trout



Prymnesium parvum is regarded as one of the most notorious harmful algal bloom (HAB) species worldwide. In recent years, it has frequently formed toxic blooms in coastal and brackish waters of America, Europe, Australia, Africa and Asia, causing large-scale mortalities of wild and cultured fish and other gill-breathing animals. In the last decade, blooms of P. parvum have expanded to inland fresh waters in the USA, presumably due to changes in environmental conditions. The aim of the experiment was to establish the gill transcriptomic responses to P. parvum in rainbow trout. We used 2 different concentrations of P. parvum and identified fish with low and moderate responses to the algae. Based on the dose of and the fish response, fish were classified into 4 groups with high exposure/moderate response (HM), high exposure/low response (HL), low exposure/low response (LL) and control group (C) with no exposure/no response. Gene expression profiling of the gill tissue was performed using a microarray platform developed and validated for rainbow trout.

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Investigation description
Sample and data relationship
Date made available10 Nov 2021
Date of data production6 Nov 2021


  • Oncorhynchus mykiss

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