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- The red abalone Haliotis rufescens is one of the most important species for aquaculture in Baja California, México. there is an increasing interest in studying aspects such as reproduction, thermoregulation and endocrinology. Currently, thereis anapparent skewed sex ratio, where males are changing to females, and this affects broodstock availability to obtain larvae at commercial scale.
- In red abalone, full sex differentiation usually occurs at around 50 mm of shell length based on histological analysis. However, gonadal primordia have been found in females with 26 mm of shell length. At the same time, there is an interest in improving the rate of growth of red abalone through neuropeptide characterization.
- The longitudinal cross-section of the abalone shell (H. rufescens) shows two types of microstructure: an outer prismatic layer (calcite); and an inner nacreous layer (aragonite). The two forms of CaCO3, calcite (rhombohedral) and aragonite (orthorhombic) constitute the inorganic component of this ceramic/organic composite (95 wt% ceramic, 5 wt% organic material).  .
Different Experimental Conditions
|Gene Symbol||Gene Name||Application Scope||Accession Number||Primer||Size [bp]||Tm [℃]||Detection|
|HPRTI||hypoxanthine phosphoribosyltransferase 1||
|RPL5||ribosomal protein L5||
- Name: Miguel A. Del Río-Portilla
- Email: email@example.com
- Institution: Selection of reference genes as internal controls for gene expression in tissues of red abalone Haliotis rufescens.
- Lopez-Landavery EA, Portillo-Lopez A, Gallardo-Escarate C, Del Rio-Portilla MA (2014) Selection of reference genes as internal controls for gene expression in tissues of red abalone Haliotis rufescens (Mollusca, Vetigastropoda; Swainson, 1822). Gene 549, 258-265.
- Menig R, Meyers MH, Meyers MA, Vecchio KS (2000) Quasi-static and dynamic mechanical response of Haliotis rufescens (abalone) shells. Acta Materialia 48, 2383-2398.