Natalia G. Reyero, PhD. – Mississippi State University
N. Eric Olson, PhD. – PerkinElmer Sr Leader Product Development
The Deep Water Horizon oil spill exposed the commercially important Atlantic oyster to over 200 million gallons of spill-related contaminants. To study toxicity effects, we sequenced the RNA of oyster samples from before and after the spill. In this webinar, we will compare and contrast the different data analysis methodologies used to address the challenge of an organism lacking a well-annotated genome assembly. Furthermore, we will discuss how the newly generated information provided insight into underlying biological effects of oil and dispersants on Atlantic oysters during the Deep Water Horizon oil spill.
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