MM44A:
Coupling Meta’omics and Biochemical Measurements to Understand Trophic Strategies or Physiological Adaptations Among Marine Organisms (Micro to Macro) III Posters

Session ID#: 85859

Session Description:
In the coming decades, one approach for improving how we measure and quantify the ecological significance of marine organisms (including microbes to macrofauna) and understand their physiological changes as a result of the individual and interactive effects of environmental change, is to pair meta’omics and biogeochemical measurements more succinctly. Traditional metrics for tracking physiological changes in organisms are key to understanding the status of a complex community, however, molecular approaches allow us to derive a more fundamental understanding as to why a particular phenotype is expressed or a specific genotype succeeds. Furthermore, the coupling of these sequence-based datasets (‘omics) with biogeochemical measurements (i.e., uptake rates, biomass quantification, direct visualization, pigment analysis, isotope tracers, etc.), is a powerful means to investigate vital trophic linkages in microbial food webs, understand biological responses to perturbations, and provide insight into successful adaptations and acclimations in the ocean biome. We specifically aim to bring together researchers to share studies which leverage the methodological integration of sequence data sets with biogeochemical measurements. Studies focusing on any trophic level and domain are welcome. Another goal of the session is to pose the question: ‘What take-home message from your study would not have materialized without the integration of molecular and non-molecular methods?’
Index Terms:

1630 Impacts of global change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
4817 Food webs, structure, and dynamics [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL]
4840 Microbiology and microbial ecology [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL]
4858 Population dynamics and ecology [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL]
Primary Chair:  Brook L Nunn, University of Washington, Department of Genome Sciences, Seattle, United States
Co-chairs:  Alexis Pasulka, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Department of Biological Sciences, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States and Emma Timmins-Schiffman, University of Washington, Department of Genome Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States
Primary Liaison:  Sarah K Hu, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Moderators:  Emma Timmins-Schiffman, University of Washington, Department of Genome Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States and Brook L Nunn, University of Washington, Department of Genome Sciences, Seattle, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Brook L Nunn, University of Washington, Department of Genome Sciences, Seattle, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

 
A multi-omics approach to the analysis of coral health (656079)
Amanda Williams, Rutgers, The State University of NJ, Biochemistry and Microbiology, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, Debashish Bhattacharya, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, United States and Xiaoyang Su, Rutgers Cancer Institute, Division of Endocrinology, New Brunswick, NJ, United States
 
Accurately Determined Expression Levels of Nitrate and Phosphate Transporter Genes in the Diatom, Skeletonema subsalsum, at a Coastal Site in the East China Sea (650039)
Jeng Chang1, Wei-Kai Huang2 and Chi-Yu Shih2, (1)National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan, (2)National Taiwan Ocean University, Institute of Marine Biology, Keelung, Taiwan
 
An Analysis of Protist Diversity in Oxygen Deficient Zones: Understanding the Relationship between Prochloroccocus and Grazing (636080)
Luca Cherubini1, Matthew Hays2 and Clara A Fuchsman2, (1)Maryland Sea Grant College, College Park, MD, United States, (2)University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Horn Point Laboratory, Cambridge, MD, United States
 
Comparative genomics of Phaeocystis species to reveal cold adaptations (655421)
Zoltán Füssy1,2, Igor V Grigoriev3, Kerrie Barry3, Jeremy Schmutz4, Richard D Hayes3, Adam Healey4, Corina P.D. Brussaard5, Marc Emil Frischer6, Kevin R Arrigo7 and Andrew Allen1,2, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)J. Craig Venter Institute La Jolla, La Jolla, CA, United States, (3)Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, CA, United States, (4)HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, AL, United States, (5)NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, MMB, Den Burg, Netherlands, (6)University of Georgia, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, Savannah, GA, United States, (7)Stanford University, Earth System Science, Stanford, CA, United States
 
Development and validation of gene delivery methods for Crassostrea virginica (651687)
Adrienne Tracy1, Raghavendra Yadavalli2, David Bishop-Bailey3 and Jose Fernandez-Robledo2, (1)Colby College, Waterville, ME, United States, (2)Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, ME, United States, (3)Royal Veterinary College, London, United Kingdom
 
Effects of Hydrostatic Pressure on the Metabolic Enzymes of Ctenophores from Different Habitat Depths. (654875)
Tiffany Bachtel1, Jacob Winnikoff2, Telissa M Wilson3, Erik V Thuesen3 and Steven H D Haddock2, (1)Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, United States, (2)Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA, United States, (3)The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, United States
 
Engineering Synthetic Biologic Marine Microorganisms for Biosensing in situ (645709)
David Shis, Rice University, Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Houston, TX, United States, Emily Marie Fulk, Rice University, Systems, Synthetic and Physical Biology, Houston, TX, United States, Jonathan J Silberg, Rice University, BioSciences, Houston, TX, United States and Caroline A Masiello, Rice University, Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Houston, TX, United States
 
Estimation of eel larvae diet and feeding environment based on oceanographic observations and metagenomics (649271)
Tsuyoshi Watanabe1, Satoshi Nagai2, Jun Kikuchi3, Nobuharu Inaba2, Yukiko Taniuchi4, Taiga Asakura3, Hiroaki Kurogi5, Seinen Chow2, Tsutomu Tomoda6, Daisuke Ambe7 and Daisuke Hasegawa1, (1)Tohoku National Fisheries Research Institute, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency, Shiogama, Japan, (2)National Research Institute of Fisheries Science, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency, Japan, (3)RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Japan, (4)Hokkaido National Fisheries Research Institute, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency, Kushiro, Japan, (5)National Research Institute of Fisheries Science, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency, Yokosuka, Japan, (6)National Research Institute of Aquaculture, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency, Japan, (7)National Research Institute of Fisheries Science, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency, Yokohama, Japan
 
Evaluating the distribution and genomic content of novel microbes in deep-sea sediments (647237)
Alma Elizabeth Parada1, Julian L Fortney2, Alex Bishara3, Eli Moss3, Ami Bhatt3 and Anne E Dekas4, (1)Stanford University, Earth System Sciences, Stanford, CA, United States, (2)Stanford University, Department of Earth System Science, Stanford, CA, United States, (3)Stanford University, Stanford, United States, (4)Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States
 
Profiling Spatial & Temporal Gene Expression Responses of a Copepod (Calanus pacificus) from the Northern California Current Using a Novel RNA-Seq Procedure (656200)
Mark DeSimone1, Dave P Jacobson2, Kym Jacobson3 and Michael A Banks2, (1)University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA, United States, (2)Oregon State University, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, OR, United States, (3)NOAA NWFSC, Newport, OR, United States
 
Transcriptional and Translational Regulation of Nitrate Transporter Genes in a Marine Diatom Skeletonema tropicum (650824)
Chwenan Yeh, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan, Lee-Kuo Kang, National Taiwan Ocean University, Institute of Marine Environment and Ecology / Bachelor Degree Program in Marine Biotechnology, Keelung, Taiwan and Jeng Chang, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan
 
Utilizing Large-Scale Sequencing to Select Housekeeping Genes as Comparative Standards for Measuring the Expressions of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Absorption-Related Genes in Marine Diatoms (650666)
Yu-Wen Chuang1, Chi-Yu Shih2 and Jeng Chang2, (1)National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan, (2)National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan