thoracica

Summary

Summary: A superorder of marine CRUSTACEA, free swimming in the larval state, but permanently fixed as adults. There are some 800 described species, grouped in several genera, and comprising of two major orders of barnacles: stalked (Pedunculata) and sessile (Sessilia).

Top Publications

  1. Zardus J, Hadfield M. Multiple origins and incursions of the Atlantic barnacle Chthamalus proteus in the Pacific. Mol Ecol. 2005;14:3719-33 pubmed
    ..Unification in the Pacific of historically divergent lineages of this barnacle raises the possibility for selection of 'hybrids' with novel ecological adaptations in its new environment...
  2. Zheden V, von Byern J, Kerbl A, Leisch N, Staedler Y, Grunwald I, et al. Morphology of the cement apparatus and the cement of the buoy barnacle Dosima fascicularis (Crustacea, Cirripedia, Thoracica, Lepadidae). Biol Bull. 2012;223:192-204 pubmed
    ..The bubbles enclosed in the foam-like float are most likely filled with CO(2) that diffuses from the hemolymph into the cement canal system and from there into the cement...
  3. Holm E. Barnacles and biofouling. Integr Comp Biol. 2012;52:348-55 pubmed publisher
  4. Aldred N, Scardino A, Cavaco A, de Nys R, Clare A. Attachment strength is a key factor in the selection of surfaces by barnacle cyprids (Balanus amphitrite) during settlement. Biofouling. 2010;26:287-99 pubmed publisher
    ..The identification of a link between settlement preference and likelihood of removal will assist practically in the development of fouling-resistant marine coatings...
  5. Semmler H, Wanninger A, Høeg J, Scholtz G. Immunocytochemical studies on the naupliar nervous system of Balanus improvisus (Crustacea, Cirripedia, Thecostraca). Arthropod Struct Dev. 2008;37:383-95 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, our data reveal that the naupliar brain of cirripedes is more complex than the adult brain. It is concluded that this ontogenetic brain reduction is related to the sessile life style of adult Cirripedia...
  6. Findlay H, Burrows M, Kendall M, Spicer J, Widdicombe S. Can ocean acidification affect population dynamics of the barnacle Semibalanus balanoides at its southern range edge?. Ecology. 2010;91:2931-40 pubmed
  7. Marko P, Hoffman J, Emme S, McGovern T, Keever C, Cox L. The 'Expansion-Contraction' model of Pleistocene biogeography: rocky shores suffer a sea change?. Mol Ecol. 2010;19:146-69 pubmed
    ..Our results indicate that the LGM did not extirpate the majority of species in the northeastern Pacific; instead, regional persistence during the LGM appears a common biogeographic history for rocky-shore organisms in this region...
  8. Chandramouli K, Zhang Y, Wong Y, Qian P. Comparative glycoproteome analysis: dynamics of protein glycosylation during metamorphic transition from Pelagic to Benthic life stages in three invertebrates. J Proteome Res. 2012;11:1330-40 pubmed publisher
    ..The current study provides preliminary information on protein glycosylation in marine invertebrates that will serve as a solid basis for future comprehensive analysis of glycobiology during larval settlement and metamorphosis...
  9. Høeg J, Maruzzo D, Okano K, Glenner H, Chan B. Metamorphosis in balanomorphan, pedunculated, and parasitic barnacles: a video-based analysis. Integr Comp Biol. 2012;52:337-47 pubmed
    ..using video microscopy in four species of cirripeds representing the suspension-feeding pedunculated and sessile Thoracica and the parasitic Rhizocephala...

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  1. Callow M, Callow J. Marine biofouling: a sticky problem. Biologist (London). 2002;49:10-4 pubmed
    ..Might there be a biological solution to this biological problem?..
  2. Yan X, Chen Z, Sun J, Matsumura K, Wu R, Qian P. Transcriptomic analysis of neuropeptides and peptide hormones in the barnacle Balanus amphitrite: evidence of roles in larval settlement. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e46513 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, new insight into neuropeptides/peptide hormones characterized in this study shall provide a platform for unraveling peptidergic control of barnacle larval behavior and settlement process...
  3. Wares J. Patterns of speciation inferred from mitochondrial DNA in North American Chthamalus (Cirripedia: Balanomorpha: Chthamaloidea). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2001;18:104-16 pubmed
  4. Nasrolahi A. Larval settlement of the barnacle, Balanus improvisus Darwin (1854) under different food concentration, substratum, light period, salinity, cyprid density and cyprid age. Pak J Biol Sci. 2007;10:2231-6 pubmed
    ..Cyprid density did not have any effect on percent settlement but cyprid age had a significant effect on percent settlement...
  5. Veliz D, Duchesne P, Bourget E, Bernatchez L. Genetic evidence for kin aggregation in the intertidal acorn barnacle (Semibalanus balanoides). Mol Ecol. 2006;15:4193-202 pubmed
    ..Therefore, documenting genetic patterns associated with kin aggregation should be a fruitful and an important avenue for future studies in marine invertebrates...
  6. Wares J, Pankey M, Pitombo F, Daglio L, Achituv Y. A "shallow phylogeny" of shallow barnacles (chthamalus). PLoS ONE. 2009;4:e5567 pubmed publisher
    ..Understanding the phylogeny of this group improves interpretation of classical ecological work on competition, distributional changes associated with climate change, and the morphological evolution of complex cirripede phenotypes...
  7. Thiyagarajan V, Qian P. Proteomic analysis of larvae during development, attachment, and metamorphosis in the fouling barnacle, Balanus amphitrite. Proteomics. 2008;8:3164-72 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study provides new insights into the mechanisms of barnacle larval metamorphosis and also provides a foundation for exploring novel targets for antifouling treatments...
  8. Lind U, Alm Rosenblad M, Hasselberg Frank L, Falkbring S, Brive L, Laurila J, et al. Octopamine receptors from the barnacle balanus improvisus are activated by the alpha2-adrenoceptor agonist medetomidine. Mol Pharmacol. 2010;78:237-48 pubmed publisher
    ..improvisus octopamine receptors is important for a better functional understanding of these receptors in crustaceans as well as for practical applications in development of environmentally sustainable antifouling agents...
  9. Yamaguchi T, Prabowo R, Ohshiro Y, Shimono T, Jones D, Kawai H, et al. The introduction to Japan of the Titan barnacle, Megabalanus coccopoma (Darwin, 1854) (Cirripedia: Balanomorpha) and the role of shipping in its translocation. Biofouling. 2009;25:325-33 pubmed publisher
    ..Lack of such differentiation indicates recent geographical isolation and thus negates a null hypothesis predicting that the occurrence of one of more of these species in Australia was natural...
  10. He L, Xu Y, Matsumura K, Zhang Y, Zhang G, Qi S, et al. Evidence for the involvement of p38 MAPK activation in barnacle larval settlement. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e47195 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, we found that Bar-p38 MAPK was highly activated when larvae confronted extracts of adult barnacle containing settlement cues, whereas larvae pre-treated with SB203580 failed to respond to the crude adult extracts...
  11. Dreanno C, Matsumura K, Dohmae N, Takio K, Hirota H, Kirby R, et al. An alpha2-macroglobulin-like protein is the cue to gregarious settlement of the barnacle Balanus amphitrite. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006;103:14396-401 pubmed
    ..Although the SIPC is regarded as an adult cue that is recognized by the cyprid at settlement, it is also expressed in the juvenile and in larvae, where it may function in larva-larva settlement interactions...
  12. Zhang Y, He L, Zhang G, Xu Y, Lee O, Matsumura K, et al. The regulatory role of the NO/cGMP signal transduction cascade during larval attachment and metamorphosis of the barnacle Balanus (=Amphibalanus) amphitrite. J Exp Biol. 2012;215:3813-22 pubmed publisher
    ..In summary, we concluded that NO regulates larval settlement via mediating downstream cGMP signaling...
  13. Hui C, Long R, Wahl K, Everett R. Barnacles resist removal by crack trapping. J R Soc Interface. 2011;8:868-79 pubmed publisher
    ..Our result shows that the resistance of barnacles to interfacial failure arises from a crack-trapping mechanism...
  14. Mokady O, Brickner I. Host-associated speciation in a coral-inhabiting barnacle. Mol Biol Evol. 2001;18:975-81 pubmed
    ..Additionally, the data support the "rendezvous host" hypothesis, which invokes the opportunity of both sexes to meet as a major component for which selection favors the costly habit of host specificity...
  15. Kelly M, Grosberg R, Sanford E. Love the one you're with: proximity determines paternity success in the barnacle Tetraclita rubescens. Mol Ecol. 2012;21:5088-97 pubmed publisher
    ..Low variance among sires and the strong effect of proximity are probably driven by the unusual biology of a sessile copulating species...
  16. Chen H, Høeg J, Chan B. Morphometric and molecular identification of individual barnacle cyprids from wild plankton: an approach to detecting fouling and invasive barnacle species. Biofouling. 2013;29:133-45 pubmed publisher
    ..These differences in attachment organ structure indicate that antennular structures interact directly with the diverse substrata involved in cirripede settlement...
  17. Bielecki J, Chan B, Hoeg J, Sari A. Antennular sensory organs in cyprids of balanomorphan cirripedes: standardizing terminology using Megabalanus rosa. Biofouling. 2009;25:203-14 pubmed publisher
    ..A new terminology is proposed for cyprid antennular setae, which will form a basis for future comparative and functional studies of cirripede settlement...
  18. Smith P, Clare A, Rees H, Prescott M, Wainwright G, Thorndyke M. Identification of methyl farnesoate in the cypris larva of the barnacle, Balanus amphitrite, and its role as a juvenile hormone. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2000;30:885-90 pubmed
    ..These data provide evidence that MF functions as a juvenilizing hormone in barnacle cyprids, an effect that hitherto has not been noted...
  19. Carlton J, Newman W. Reply to Clare and Høeg 2008. Balanus amphitrite or Amphibalanus amphitrite? A note on barnacle nomenclature. Biofouling. 2009;25:77-80 pubmed publisher
    ..Clare and Høeg (2008) criticise this change but offer no scientifically valid reason to return to the earlier nomenclature of this or any other well-known species of barnacle...
  20. Clare A, Høeg J. Balanus amphitrite or Amphibalanus amphitrite? A note on barnacle nomenclature. Biofouling. 2008;24:55-7 pubmed
    ..Here, the case is made for retaining the former nomenclature. Taxonomists are urged to exercise caution before introducing new formal taxonomies, which should ideally be based on several independent lines of evidence...
  21. Urushida Y, Nakano M, Matsuda S, Inoue N, Kanai S, Kitamura N, et al. Identification and functional characterization of a novel barnacle cement protein. FEBS J. 2007;274:4336-46 pubmed
    ..rosa, with six amino acids, Ser, Thr, Ala, Gly, Val and Lys, comprising 66-70% of the total, suggesting that such a biased amino acid composition may be important for the function of this protein...
  22. Aldred N, Ekblad T, Andersson O, Liedberg B, Clare A. Real-time quantification of microscale bioadhesion events in situ using imaging surface plasmon resonance (iSPR). ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2011;3:2085-91 pubmed publisher
  23. Thiyagarajan V, Wong T, Qian P. 2D gel-based proteome and phosphoproteome analysis during larval metamorphosis in two major marine biofouling invertebrates. J Proteome Res. 2009;8:2708-19 pubmed publisher
  24. Tsang L, Chan B, Ma K, Chu K. Genetic differentiation, hybridization and adaptive divergence in two subspecies of the acorn barnacle Tetraclita japonica in the northwestern Pacific. Mol Ecol. 2008;17:4151-63 pubmed
    ..Our study provides new insights into the interplay of local adaptation and dispersal in determining the distribution and genetic structure of intertidal biota and the biogeography of the northwestern Pacific...
  25. Fukaya K, Okuda T, Nakaoka M, Hori M, Noda T. Seasonality in the strength and spatial scale of processes determining intertidal barnacle population growth. J Anim Ecol. 2010;79:1270-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, this study demonstrates that population models commonly used for density-based studies are also applicable to coverage-based population studies...
  26. Høeg J, Achituv Y, Chan B, Chan K, Jensen P, Pérez Losada M. Cypris morphology in the barnacles Ibla and Paralepas (Crustacea: Cirripedia Thoracica) implications for cirripede evolution. J Morphol. 2009;270:241-55 pubmed publisher
    ..type and the terminal pore is situated anteriorly in the first pair, just as in the Rhizocephala and the Thoracica. In Ibla the armament of antennular sensilla resembles that found in the Thoracica but differs from the ..
  27. Li N, Denny M. Limits to phenotypic plasticity: flow effects on barnacle feeding appendages. Biol Bull. 2004;206:121-4 pubmed
    ..We conclude that the velocity at which the plastic response occurs has an upper limit of 2-4 m/s, a velocity commonly exceeded within the typical habitat of this species...
  28. Kamino K, Inoue K, Maruyama T, Takamatsu N, Harayama S, Shizuri Y. Barnacle cement proteins. Importance of disulfide bonds in their insolubility. J Biol Chem. 2000;275:27360-5 pubmed
    ..A sequence analysis revealed this cement component to be a novel protein of 993 amino acid residues, including a signal peptide. This is the first report of the major component of the barnacle cement protein complex...
  29. Appelbaum L, Achituv Y, Mokady O. Speciation and the establishment of zonation in an intertidal barnacle: specific settlement vs. selection. Mol Ecol. 2002;11:1731-7 pubmed
    ..achituvi and T. rufotincta, respectively. The examined system may offer a model in which to study the mechanisms underlying sympatric speciation...
  30. Glenner H. Cypris metamorphosis, injection and earliest internal development of theRrizocephalan Loxothylacus panopaei (Gissler). Crustacea: Cirripedia: Rhizocephala: Sacculinidae. J Morphol. 2001;249:43-75 pubmed
    ..In the presumed sister group to Rhizocephala, the true barnacles or Thoracica, metamorphosis leads to a juvenile filter-feeding version of the adult organism...
  31. Neufeld C, Palmer A. Precisely proportioned: intertidal barnacles alter penis form to suit coastal wave action. Proc Biol Sci. 2008;275:1081-7 pubmed publisher
    ..This dramatic plasticity in genital form is a valuable reminder that factors other than the usual drivers of genital diversification--female choice, sexual conflict and male-male competition--can influence genital form...
  32. Maruzzo D, Aldred N, Clare A, Høeg J. Metamorphosis in the cirripede crustacean Balanus amphitrite. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e37408 pubmed publisher
    Stalked and acorn barnacles (Cirripedia Thoracica) have a complex life cycle that includes a free-swimming nauplius larva, a cypris larva and a permanently attached sessile juvenile and adult barnacle...
  33. Rawson P, Macnamee R, Frick M, Williams K. Phylogeography of the coronulid barnacle, Chelonibia testudinaria, from loggerhead sea turtles, Caretta caretta. Mol Ecol. 2003;12:2697-706 pubmed
  34. Dreanno C, Kirby R, Clare A. Locating the barnacle settlement pheromone: spatial and ontogenetic expression of the settlement-inducing protein complex of Balanus amphitrite. Proc Biol Sci. 2006;273:2721-8 pubmed
    ..We suggest that the SIPC is produced by the epidermal cells that secrete the cuticle and discuss these observations with regard to earlier studies and the role of the SIPC as a contact pheromone...
  35. Rittschof D, Orihuela B, Stafslien S, Daniels J, Christianson D, Chisholm B, et al. Barnacle reattachment: a tool for studying barnacle adhesion. Biofouling. 2008;24:1-9 pubmed
    ..The method enables down-selection of coatings from combinatorial approaches to manageable levels for definitive field testing. Reattachment can be used with coatings that combine antifouling and fouling-release technologies...
  36. Kamino K. Underwater adhesive of marine organisms as the vital link between biological science and material science. Mar Biotechnol (NY). 2008;10:111-21 pubmed publisher
    ..A comparison is made with the model systems used by the mussel and tubeworm...
  37. Jenkins S, Murua J, Burrows M. Temporal changes in the strength of density-dependent mortality and growth in intertidal barnacles. J Anim Ecol. 2008;77:573-84 pubmed publisher
    ..6. Examination of the natural recruitment regime in the area of study indicated that both positive and negative effects of recruitment will occur over scales varying from kilometres to metres...
  38. Kamino K. Novel barnacle underwater adhesive protein is a charged amino acid-rich protein constituted by a Cys-rich repetitive sequence. Biochem J. 2001;356:503-7 pubmed
    ..The possible function of abundant charged amino acids, including the interaction with a variety of surface metals on the substratum, is discussed...
  39. Phang I, Aldred N, Ling X, Huskens J, Clare A, Vancso G. Atomic force microscopy of the morphology and mechanical behaviour of barnacle cyprid footprint proteins at the nanoscale. J R Soc Interface. 2010;7:285-96 pubmed publisher
    ..The persistence length for the protein chains (L(P)) was obtained. At high elongation, following repeated stretching up to increasing upper strain limits, footprint proteins detached at total stretched length of 10 microm...
  40. Aldred N, Clare A. The adhesive strategies of cyprids and development of barnacle-resistant marine coatings. Biofouling. 2008;24:351-63 pubmed publisher
  41. Tsang L, Chan B, Shih F, Chu K, Allen Chen C. Host-associated speciation in the coral barnacle Wanella milleporae (Cirripedia: Pyrgomatidae) inhabiting the Millepora coral. Mol Ecol. 2009;18:1463-75 pubmed publisher
    ..It appears that, as in their terrestrial counterparts, host-symbiont radiations in the marine realm are more prevalent than we expected and thus warrant further investigation...
  42. Okazaki Y, Shizuri Y. Structures of six cDNAs expressed specifically at cypris larvae of barnacles, Balanus amphitrite. Gene. 2000;250:127-35 pubmed
    ..This study strongly suggests that these bcs gene products are involved in the cypris larval attachment and metamorphosis of barnacles...
  43. De Gregoris T, Rupp O, Klages S, Knaust F, Bekel T, Kube M, et al. Deep sequencing of naupliar-, cyprid- and adult-specific normalised Expressed Sequence Tag (EST) libraries of the acorn barnacle Balanus amphitrite. Biofouling. 2011;27:367-74 pubmed publisher
    ..Further characterisation of these genes may suggest their involvement in settlement...
  44. Barazandeh M, Davis C, Neufeld C, Coltman D, Palmer A. Something Darwin didn't know about barnacles: spermcast mating in a common stalked species. Proc Biol Sci. 2013;280:20122919 pubmed publisher
  45. Kwong T, Miao L, Li X, Qian P. Novel antifouling and antimicrobial compound from a marine-derived fungus Ampelomyces sp. Mar Biotechnol (NY). 2006;8:634-40 pubmed
  46. Bacchetti De Gregoris T, Borra M, Biffali E, Bekel T, Burgess J, Kirby R, et al. Construction of an adult barnacle (Balanus amphitrite) cDNA library and selection of reference genes for quantitative RT-PCR studies. BMC Mol Biol. 2009;10:62 pubmed publisher
    ..amphitrite. We also present a systematic validation of potential reference genes for normalization of quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) data obtained from different developmental stages of this animal...
  47. Semmler H, Høeg J, Scholtz G, Wanninger A. Three-dimensional reconstruction of the naupliar musculature and a scanning electron microscopy atlas of nauplius development of Balanus improvisus (Crustacea: Cirripedia: Thoracica). Arthropod Struct Dev. 2009;38:135-45 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that the key features of the naupliar gross anatomy and muscular architecture of B. improvisus are important characters for phylogenetic inferences if analysed in a comparative evolutionary framework...
  48. Blomsterberg M, Høeg J, Jeffries W, Lagersson N. Antennulary sensory organs in cyprids of Octolasmis and Lepas (Crustacea: Thecostraca: Cirripedia: Thoracica): a scanning electron microscopic study. J Morphol. 2004;260:141-53 pubmed
    ..The synapomorphies between cyprids of the lepadid species may be adaptations to their life in the neuston...
  49. Phang I, Aldred N, Clare A, Vancso G. Towards a nanomechanical basis for temporary adhesion in barnacle cyprids (Semibalanus balanoides). J R Soc Interface. 2008;5:397-401 pubmed
    ..High-resolution images of cyprid footprints are presented that correlate well with the known morphology of the attachment structures...
  50. Petrone L, Di Fino A, Aldred N, Sukkaew P, Ederth T, Clare A, et al. Effects of surface charge and Gibbs surface energy on the settlement behaviour of barnacle cyprids (Balanus amphitrite). Biofouling. 2011;27:1043-55 pubmed publisher
    ..The finding that surface charge, rather than total surface energy, may be responsible for surface selection by cyprids, will have significant implications for the design of future fouling-resistant materials...
  51. Phang I, Aldred N, Clare A, Callow J, Vancso G. An in situ study of the nanomechanical properties of barnacle (Balanus amphitrite) cyprid cement using atomic force microscopy (AFM). Biofouling. 2006;22:245-50 pubmed
    ..This study provides the first direct experimental evidence in support of a putative 'tanning' mechanism in barnacle cyprid cement...
  52. Dickinson G, Vega I, Wahl K, Orihuela B, Beyley V, Rodriguez E, et al. Barnacle cement: a polymerization model based on evolutionary concepts. J Exp Biol. 2009;212:3499-510 pubmed publisher
    ..We suggest that barnacle cement polymerization is a specialized form of wound healing. The polymerization mechanism common between barnacle cement and blood may be a theme for many marine animal glues...
  53. Okazaki Y, Shizuri Y. Effect of inducers and inhibitors on the expression of bcs genes involved in cypris larval attachment and metamorphosis of the barnacles Balanus amphitrite. Int J Dev Biol. 2000;44:451-6 pubmed
    ..These results strongly suggest that the bcs-6 product plays a key role in triggering the attachment and metamorphosis of cypris larvae into juvenile barnacles. The roles of four late bcs genes (bcs-3,-4, -5 and -6) are discussed...