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Impact of Solar Radiation on Gene Expression in Bacteria
UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR7621, Laboratoire d'Océanographie Microbienne, Observatoire Océanologique, Banyuls/mer F-66650, France
CNRS, UMR7621, Laboratoire d'Océanographie Microbienne, Observatoire Océanologique, Banyuls/mer F-66650, France
Department of Proteomics and Microbiology, Research Institute for Biosciences, Interdisciplinary Mass Spectrometry Center (CISMa), University of Mons, Mons B-7000, Belgium
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Received: 2 May 2013; in revised form: 21 June 2013 / Accepted: 2 July 2013 / Published: 16 July 2013
Abstract: Microorganisms often regulate their gene expression at the level of transcription and/or translation in response to solar radiation. In this review, we present the use of both transcriptomics and proteomics to advance knowledge in the field of bacterial response to damaging radiation. Those studies pertain to diverse application areas such as fundamental microbiology, water treatment, microbial ecology and astrobiology. Even though it has been demonstrated that mRNA abundance is not always consistent with the protein regulation, we present here an exhaustive review on how bacteria regulate their gene expression at both transcription and translation levels to enable biomarkers identification and comparison of gene regulation from one bacterial species to another.
Keywords: transcriptomic; proteomic; gene regulation; radiation; bacteria
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Matallana-Surget, S.; Wattiez, R. Impact of Solar Radiation on Gene Expression in Bacteria. Proteomes 2013, 1, 70-86.
Matallana-Surget S, Wattiez R. Impact of Solar Radiation on Gene Expression in Bacteria. Proteomes. 2013; 1(2):70-86.
Matallana-Surget, Sabine; Wattiez, Ruddy. 2013. "Impact of Solar Radiation on Gene Expression in Bacteria." Proteomes 1, no. 2: 70-86.