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Title: Field studies on the differential production of heat-shock proteins in the copepod Tigriopus californicus
Student Author(s): Matorin, Robert. L.
Faculty Advisor(s): Levine, R. Paul
Pages: 18
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1994
Abstract: The supralittoral harpacticoid copepod Tigriopus californicus is subject to a wide variety of external stressors. Animals were collected from splash pools at Mussel Point, Hopkins Marine Station, Pacific Grove, CA during May 1994 and flash frozen at poolside to examine the expression of HSP60 heat-shock proteins. No correlation was found between HSP60 expression in animals and splash pool salinity, suggesting acclimation through osmoregulation. Differential expression of HSP60 between T. californicus populations, however, was noted.