ERIC Number: EJ1082520
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
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Identification of Genes Related to Learning and Memory in the Brain Transcriptome of the Mollusc, "Hermissenda Crassicornis"
Tamvacakis, Arianna N.; Senatore, Adriano; Katz, Paul S.
Learning & Memory, v22 n12 p617-621 Dec 2015
The sea slug "Hermissenda crassicornis" (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Nudibranchia) has been studied extensively in associative learning paradigms. However, lack of genetic information previously hindered molecular-level investigations. Here, the "Hermissenda" brain transcriptome was sequenced and assembled de novo, producing 165,743 total transcripts. Orthologs of 95 genes implicated in learning were identified. These included genes for a serotonin receptor and a GABA-B receptor subunit that had not been previously described in molluscs, as well as an adenylyl cyclase gene not previously described in gastropods. This study illustrates the "Hermissenda" transcriptome's potential as an important genetic tool in future learning and memory research.
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