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Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae$
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Tyler Carrier, Adam Reitzel, and Andreas Heyland

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198786962

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198786962.001.0001

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An -omics Perspective on Marine Invertebrate Larvae

An -omics Perspective on Marine Invertebrate Larvae

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(p.288) Chapter 19 An -omics Perspective on Marine Invertebrate Larvae
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Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae
Author(s):
Elizabeth A. Williams, Tyler J. Carrier
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198786962.003.0019

The diverse phenotypes exhibited by marine invertebrate larvae are the result of complex gene-environment interactions. Recently, technological advances in molecular biology have enabled large-scale -omics approaches, which can provide a global overview of the molecular mechanisms that shape the larval genotype-phenotype landscape. -omics approaches are facilitating our understanding of larval development and life history evolution, larval response to environmental stress, the larval microbiome, larval physiology and feeding, and larval behavior. These large-scale molecular approaches are even more effective when combined with large-scale environmental monitoring and phenotypic measurements. Current -omics approaches to studying larvae can be improved by the addition of functional genetic analyses and the reporting of natural variation in gene expression between individuals and populations. Systems-level approaches that combine multiple -omics techniques will allow us to explore in fine detail the interactions of environmental and genotypic influences on larval phenotype.

Keywords:   genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics, connectomics, microbiome, marine invertebrate larvae

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