Characterisation of the warm acclimated protein gene (wap65) in the Antarctic plunderfish (Harpagifer antarcticus)

first_imgPhysiological adaptation to increased environmental temperatures has been studied experimentally in a number of fish species, with the up-regulation of several genes identified as being associated with the process, such as the warm-acclimated protein (wap-65). This article describes the cloning and characterisation of the wap65-2 gene from the Antarctic plunderfish (Harpagifer antarcticus). The transcriptional expression of this gene in response to elevated seawater temperatures over a time course series is presented. Initially there is strong down-regulation of this gene to a maximum of 40-fold within 4 h, followed by recovery to almost control levels within 48 h, indicating that this gene does not play a role in the potential temperature adaptation of H. antarcticus.last_img read more

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Discover Dominica Authority to observe Courtesy Week

first_img 17 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Discover Dominica Authority to observe Courtesy Week by: – May 4, 2012 Share Photo credit: rjdposters.com(Roseau, Dominica – May 4, 2012) Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) in collaboration with the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association and Ministry of Tourism will observe the week of May 8 to May 11 2012 as Courtesy Week. This will form part of Tourism Awareness Month activities. The objective of the week is to promote the understanding of the value of respect, discipline, good manners and positive social interaction to the development of tourism. These are some of the important practices to maintain as a hospitable people and as a destination seeking to succeed in the Tourism Industry.The DDA has organized radio discussions and airing of customer service tips to seek to raise awareness of customer service and the vital role it plays in the development of tourism. This campaign along with others will commence in May but the Authority hopes to continue with different activities throughout the year at schools and to the general public as reminders.“We at the Discover Dominica Authority continue to inform persons that Tourism is their business and as such we would like to identify the small areas and activities where they can participate. This week we are asking persons to “Just Smile”; a simple act of courtesy which can change the day of a visitor, a friend or a fellow Dominican. Throughout this week we ask persons to take heed of the tips which will be aired daily and let us all play our part in developing Dominica and the Tourism Industry,” announced Mr. Colin Piper, Director of Tourism.Tourism Awareness Month is an annual event which has been celebrated in May for the past six (6) years by the Discover Dominica Authority. Press Releaselast_img read more

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