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. pmc Toward an understanding of the molecular mechanisms of barnacle larval settlement: a comparative transcriptomic approach
    Zhang Fan Chen
    KAUST Global Collaborative Research Program, Division of Life Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, China
    PLoS ONE 6:e22913. 2011
  2. ncbi The 'Expansion-Contraction' model of Pleistocene biogeography: rocky shores suffer a sea change?
    Peter B Marko
    Department of Biological Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634 0314, USA
    Mol Ecol 19:146-69. 2010
  3. ncbi Barnacle cement proteins. Importance of disulfide bonds in their insolubility
    K Kamino
    Shimizu Laboratories, Marine Biotechnology Institute, 1900 Sodeshi, Shimizu, Shizuoka 424 0037, Japan
    J Biol Chem 275:27360-5. 2000
  4. pmc Construction of an adult barnacle (Balanus amphitrite) cDNA library and selection of reference genes for quantitative RT-PCR studies
    Tristano Bacchetti De Gregoris
    School of Marine Science and Technology, Ridley Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
    BMC Mol Biol 10:62. 2009
  5. ncbi Identification and functional characterization of a novel barnacle cement protein
    Youhei Urushida
    Marine Biotechnology Institute, Iwate, Japan
    FEBS J 274:4336-46. 2007
  6. ncbi Morphology of the cement apparatus and the cement of the buoy barnacle Dosima fascicularis (Crustacea, Cirripedia, Thoracica, Lepadidae)
    Vanessa Zheden
    Faculty of Life Sciences, Core Facility of Cell Imaging and Ultrastructure Research, University of Vienna, Austria
    Biol Bull 223:192-204. 2012
  7. ncbi The regulatory role of the NO/cGMP signal transduction cascade during larval attachment and metamorphosis of the barnacle Balanus (=Amphibalanus) amphitrite
    Yu Zhang
    KAUST Global Collaborative Research Program, Division of Life Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Exp Biol 215:3813-22. 2012
  8. pmc Evidence for the involvement of p38 MAPK activation in barnacle larval settlement
    Li sheng He
    KAUST Global Collaborative Research Program, Division of Life Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China
    PLoS ONE 7:e47195. 2012
  9. ncbi Seasonality in the strength and spatial scale of processes determining intertidal barnacle population growth
    Keiichi Fukaya
    Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University, N10W5, Kita ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060 0810, Japan
    J Anim Ecol 79:1270-9. 2010
  10. ncbi Proteomic analysis of larvae during development, attachment, and metamorphosis in the fouling barnacle, Balanus amphitrite
    Vengatesen Thiyagarajan
    Department of Biology, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Proteomics 8:3164-72. 2008

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  1. pmc Toward an understanding of the molecular mechanisms of barnacle larval settlement: a comparative transcriptomic approach
    Zhang Fan Chen
    KAUST Global Collaborative Research Program, Division of Life Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, China
    PLoS ONE 6:e22913. 2011
    ..The pyrosequencing-based transcriptomic approach is thought to be useful to identify key molecular changes during larval settlement...
  2. ncbi The 'Expansion-Contraction' model of Pleistocene biogeography: rocky shores suffer a sea change?
    Peter B Marko
    Department of Biological Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634 0314, USA
    Mol Ecol 19:146-69. 2010
    ..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...
  3. ncbi Barnacle cement proteins. Importance of disulfide bonds in their insolubility
    K Kamino
    Shimizu Laboratories, Marine Biotechnology Institute, 1900 Sodeshi, Shimizu, Shizuoka 424 0037, Japan
    J Biol Chem 275:27360-5. 2000
    ..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...
  4. pmc Construction of an adult barnacle (Balanus amphitrite) cDNA library and selection of reference genes for quantitative RT-PCR studies
    Tristano Bacchetti De Gregoris
    School of Marine Science and Technology, Ridley Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
    BMC Mol Biol 10:62. 2009
    ..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...
  5. ncbi Identification and functional characterization of a novel barnacle cement protein
    Youhei Urushida
    Marine Biotechnology Institute, Iwate, Japan
    FEBS J 274:4336-46. 2007
    ..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...
  6. ncbi Morphology of the cement apparatus and the cement of the buoy barnacle Dosima fascicularis (Crustacea, Cirripedia, Thoracica, Lepadidae)
    Vanessa Zheden
    Faculty of Life Sciences, Core Facility of Cell Imaging and Ultrastructure Research, University of Vienna, Austria
    Biol Bull 223:192-204. 2012
    ..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...
  7. ncbi The regulatory role of the NO/cGMP signal transduction cascade during larval attachment and metamorphosis of the barnacle Balanus (=Amphibalanus) amphitrite
    Yu Zhang
    KAUST Global Collaborative Research Program, Division of Life Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Exp Biol 215:3813-22. 2012
    ..In summary, we concluded that NO regulates larval settlement via mediating downstream cGMP signaling...
  8. pmc Evidence for the involvement of p38 MAPK activation in barnacle larval settlement
    Li sheng He
    KAUST Global Collaborative Research Program, Division of Life Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China
    PLoS ONE 7:e47195. 2012
    ..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...
  9. ncbi Seasonality in the strength and spatial scale of processes determining intertidal barnacle population growth
    Keiichi Fukaya
    Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University, N10W5, Kita ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060 0810, Japan
    J Anim Ecol 79:1270-9. 2010
    ..Moreover, this study demonstrates that population models commonly used for density-based studies are also applicable to coverage-based population studies...
  10. ncbi Proteomic analysis of larvae during development, attachment, and metamorphosis in the fouling barnacle, Balanus amphitrite
    Vengatesen Thiyagarajan
    Department of Biology, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Proteomics 8:3164-72. 2008
    ..Our study provides new insights into the mechanisms of barnacle larval metamorphosis and also provides a foundation for exploring novel targets for antifouling treatments...
  11. ncbi Temporal changes in the strength of density-dependent mortality and growth in intertidal barnacles
    Stuart R Jenkins
    School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, LL59 5AB, UK
    J Anim Ecol 77:573-84. 2008
    ..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...
  12. pmc Smelly feet are not always a bad thing: the relationship between cyprid footprint protein and the barnacle settlement pheromone
    Catherine Dreanno
    School of Marine Science and Technology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
    Biol Lett 2:423-5. 2006
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  13. ncbi Morphometric and molecular identification of individual barnacle cyprids from wild plankton: an approach to detecting fouling and invasive barnacle species
    Hsi Nien Chen
    Institute of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, National Taiwan University, No 1, Sec 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei 106, Taipei, Taiwan
    Biofouling 29:133-45. 2013
    ..These differences in attachment organ structure indicate that antennular structures interact directly with the diverse substrata involved in cirripede settlement...
  14. ncbi The introduction to Japan of the Titan barnacle, Megabalanus coccopoma (Darwin, 1854) (Cirripedia: Balanomorpha) and the role of shipping in its translocation
    Toshiyuki Yamaguchi
    Department of Earth Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
    Biofouling 25:325-33. 2009
    ..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...
  15. ncbi Real-time quantification of microscale bioadhesion events in situ using imaging surface plasmon resonance (iSPR)
    Nick Aldred
    School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, United Kingdom
    ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 3:2085-91. 2011
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  16. pmc Metamorphosis in balanomorphan, pedunculated, and parasitic barnacles: a video-based analysis
    Jens T Høeg
    Marine Biology Section, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK 2100, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Integr Comp Biol 52:337-47. 2012
    ..using video microscopy in four species of cirripeds representing the suspension-feeding pedunculated and sessile Thoracica and the parasitic Rhizocephala...
  17. ncbi Dramatic phenotypic plasticity in barnacle legs (Balanus glandula Darwin): magnitude, age dependence, and speed of response
    Kerry B Marchinko
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada
    Evolution 57:1281-90. 2003
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  18. ncbi Love the one you're with: proximity determines paternity success in the barnacle Tetraclita rubescens
    Morgan W Kelly
    Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Mol Ecol 21:5088-97. 2012
    ..Low variance among sires and the strong effect of proximity are probably driven by the unusual biology of a sessile copulating species...
  19. pmc Something Darwin didn't know about barnacles: spermcast mating in a common stalked species
    Marjan Barazandeh
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20122919. 2013
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  20. pmc Atomic force microscopy of the morphology and mechanical behaviour of barnacle cyprid footprint proteins at the nanoscale
    In Yee Phang
    Department of Materials Science and Technology of Polymers, MESA Institute for Nanotechnology, PO Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
    J R Soc Interface 7:285-96. 2010
    ..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...
  21. ncbi Host-associated speciation in a coral-inhabiting barnacle
    O Mokady
    The Institute for Nature Conservation Research, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 66978, Israel
    Mol Biol Evol 18:975-81. 2001
    ..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...
  22. pmc Precisely proportioned: intertidal barnacles alter penis form to suit coastal wave action
    Christopher J Neufeld
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2E9
    Proc Biol Sci 275:1081-7. 2008
    ..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...
  23. pmc Barnacles resist removal by crack trapping
    Chung Yuen Hui
    Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    J R Soc Interface 8:868-79. 2011
    ..Our result shows that the resistance of barnacles to interfacial failure arises from a crack-trapping mechanism...
  24. pmc Cleft, crevice, or the inner thigh: 'another place' for the establishment of the invasive barnacle Austrominius modestus (Darwin, 1854)
    Sally A Bracewell
    School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e48863. 2012
    ..The implications of this on the balance between native and invasive species dominance should be considered...
  25. ncbi Attachment strength is a key factor in the selection of surfaces by barnacle cyprids (Balanus amphitrite) during settlement
    Nick Aldred
    School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University, UK
    Biofouling 26:287-99. 2010
    ..The identification of a link between settlement preference and likelihood of removal will assist practically in the development of fouling-resistant marine coatings...
  26. ncbi Novel antifouling and antimicrobial compound from a marine-derived fungus Ampelomyces sp
    Theresa Fuk Ning Kwong
    Department of Biology and Coastal Marine Laboratory, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People s Republic of China
    Mar Biotechnol (NY) 8:634-40. 2006
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  27. pmc Towards a nanomechanical basis for temporary adhesion in barnacle cyprids (Semibalanus balanoides)
    In Yee Phang
    Department of Materials Science and Technology of Polymers, MESA Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
    J R Soc Interface 5:397-401. 2008
    ..High-resolution images of cyprid footprints are presented that correlate well with the known morphology of the attachment structures...
  28. ncbi Calcite-specific coupling protein in barnacle underwater cement
    Youichi Mori
    Marine Biotechnology Institute, Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan
    FEBS J 274:6436-46. 2007
    ..The specificity of the protein for calcite may be related to the fact that calcite is the most frequent material attached by the cement...
  29. pmc Novel barnacle underwater adhesive protein is a charged amino acid-rich protein constituted by a Cys-rich repetitive sequence
    K Kamino
    Shimizu Laboratories, Marine Biotechnology Institute, 1900 Sodeshi, Shimizu, Shizuoka 424 0037, Japan
    Biochem J 356:503-7. 2001
    ..The possible function of abundant charged amino acids, including the interaction with a variety of surface metals on the substratum, is discussed...
  30. pmc Immunological studies on the settlement-inducing protein complex (SIPC) of the barnacle Balanus amphitrite and its possible involvement in larva-larva interactions
    K Matsumura
    Fusetani Biofouling Project, ERATO, Japan Science and Technology Corporation, Yokohama, Japan
    Proc Biol Sci 265:1825-30. 1998
    ..The results suggest that the SIPC (or SIPC-like proteins) is involved in both adult-larva and larva-larva interactions during settlement of the barnacle B. amphitrite...
  31. ncbi Phylogeography of the coronulid barnacle, Chelonibia testudinaria, from loggerhead sea turtles, Caretta caretta
    P D Rawson
    School of Marine Sciences, 5751 Murray Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469, USA
    Mol Ecol 12:2697-706. 2003
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  32. ncbi Reply to Clare and Høeg 2008. Balanus amphitrite or Amphibalanus amphitrite? A note on barnacle nomenclature
    James T Carlton
    Maritime Studies Program, Williams College Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Connecticut, USA
    Biofouling 25:77-80. 2009
    ..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...
  33. ncbi Speciation and the establishment of zonation in an intertidal barnacle: specific settlement vs. selection
    L Appelbaum
    The Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, 52900, Israel
    Mol Ecol 11:1731-7. 2002
    ..achituvi and T. rufotincta, respectively. The examined system may offer a model in which to study the mechanisms underlying sympatric speciation...
  34. ncbi Antennulary sensory organs in cyprids of Octolasmis and Lepas (Crustacea: Thecostraca: Cirripedia: Thoracica): a scanning electron microscopic study
    Mikkel Blomsterberg
    Zoological Institute, University of Copenhagen, DK 2100, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Morphol 260:141-53. 2004
    ..The synapomorphies between cyprids of the lepadid species may be adaptations to their life in the neuston...
  35. ncbi Marine biofouling: a sticky problem
    Maureen E Callow
    University of Birmingham, UK
    Biologist (London) 49:10-4. 2002
    ..Might there be a biological solution to this biological problem?..
  36. ncbi Larval settlement of the barnacle, Balanus improvisus Darwin (1854) under different food concentration, substratum, light period, salinity, cyprid density and cyprid age
    Ali Nasrolahi
    Iranian Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research, Tarbiat Moallem Branch, Tehran, Iran
    Pak J Biol Sci 10:2231-6. 2007
    ..Cyprid density did not have any effect on percent settlement but cyprid age had a significant effect on percent settlement...
  37. ncbi Limits to phenotypic plasticity: flow effects on barnacle feeding appendages
    Natasha K Li
    Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, Pacific Grove, CA 93950, USA
    Biol Bull 206:121-4. 2004
    ..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...
  38. ncbi Genetic differentiation, hybridization and adaptive divergence in two subspecies of the acorn barnacle Tetraclita japonica in the northwestern Pacific
    Ling Ming Tsang
    Department of Biology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Mol Ecol 17:4151-63. 2008
    ..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...
  39. ncbi Effects of calmodulin inhibitors on cyprid larvae of the barnacle, Balanus amphitrite
    H Yamamoto
    Fusetani Biofouling Project, ERATO, Research Development Corporation of Japan, Yokohama, Japan
    J Exp Zool 280:8-17. 1998
    ..These results suggest that calmodulin, which is present in both adult barnacles and cyprids, may be involved in enzyme reactions such as MLCK or CaM-II rather than PDE in B. amphitrite cyprids...
  40. ncbi Video observation of surface exploration in cyprids of Balanus amphitrite: the movements of antennular sensory setae
    Diego Maruzzo
    Department of Biology, University of Padova, Via Ugo Bassi 58 B, Padua, Italy
    Biofouling 27:225-39. 2011
    ..The flicking of the fourth segment may also serve to dilute the boundary layer of chemoreceptors on the fourth segment such as the aesthetasc-like terminal seta D and thus facilitate the detection of new stimuli...
  41. ncbi Speciation versus phenotypic plasticity in coral inhabiting barnacles: Darwin's observations in an ecological context
    O Mokady
    Institute for Nature Conservation Research, The George S Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    J Mol Evol 49:367-75. 1999
    ..This dichotomy correlates with differences in life-history parameters between these barnacle taxa, including host-infestation characteristics, reproductive strategies, and larval trophic type...
  42. ncbi Deep sequencing of naupliar-, cyprid- and adult-specific normalised Expressed Sequence Tag (EST) libraries of the acorn barnacle Balanus amphitrite
    Tristano Bacchetti De Gregoris
    School of Marine Science and Technology, Ridley Building, Newcastle University, UK
    Biofouling 27:367-74. 2011
    ..Further characterisation of these genes may suggest their involvement in settlement...
  43. pmc A "shallow phylogeny" of shallow barnacles (chthamalus)
    John P Wares
    Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e5567. 2009
    ..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...
  44. pmc Locating the barnacle settlement pheromone: spatial and ontogenetic expression of the settlement-inducing protein complex of Balanus amphitrite
    Catherine Dreanno
    School of Marine Science and Technology, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 273:2721-8. 2006
    ..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...
  45. ncbi Balanus amphitrite or Amphibalanus amphitrite? A note on barnacle nomenclature
    Anthony S Clare
    School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Biofouling 24:55-7. 2008
    ..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...
  46. ncbi Host-associated speciation in the coral barnacle Wanella milleporae (Cirripedia: Pyrgomatidae) inhabiting the Millepora coral
    Ling Ming Tsang
    Department of Biology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Mol Ecol 18:1463-75. 2009
    ..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...
  47. ncbi Identification of methyl farnesoate in the cypris larva of the barnacle, Balanus amphitrite, and its role as a juvenile hormone
    P A Smith
    Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Citadel Hill, Plymouth, PL1 2PB, Devon, UK
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 30:885-90. 2000
    ..These data provide evidence that MF functions as a juvenilizing hormone in barnacle cyprids, an effect that hitherto has not been noted...
  48. ncbi Immunocytochemical studies on the naupliar nervous system of Balanus improvisus (Crustacea, Cirripedia, Thecostraca)
    Henrike Semmler
    Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin, Institut für Biologie Vergleichende Zoologie, Philippstr 13, D 10115 Berlin, Germany
    Arthropod Struct Dev 37:383-95. 2008
    ..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...
  49. ncbi 2D gel-based proteome and phosphoproteome analysis during larval metamorphosis in two major marine biofouling invertebrates
    Vengatesen Thiyagarajan
    Department of Biology, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR
    J Proteome Res 8:2708-19. 2009
    ....
  50. ncbi Cypris metamorphosis, injection and earliest internal development of theRrizocephalan Loxothylacus panopaei (Gissler). Crustacea: Cirripedia: Rhizocephala: Sacculinidae
    H Glenner
    Department of Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Zoology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Morphol 249:43-75. 2001
    ..In the presumed sister group to Rhizocephala, the true barnacles or Thoracica, metamorphosis leads to a juvenile filter-feeding version of the adult organism...
  51. ncbi An in vivo study of exocytosis of cement proteins from barnacle Balanus improvisus (D.) cyprid larva
    Kristin Odling
    Goteborg University, Department of Zoology, Zoophysiology, Medicinaregatan 18 SE 413 90 Göteborg, Sweden
    J Exp Biol 209:956-64. 2006
    ....
  52. pmc Barnacle cement: a polymerization model based on evolutionary concepts
    Gary H Dickinson
    Duke University Marine Laboratory, Nicholas School of the Environment, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA
    J Exp Biol 212:3499-510. 2009
    ..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. ncbi Effect of inducers and inhibitors on the expression of bcs genes involved in cypris larval attachment and metamorphosis of the barnacles Balanus amphitrite
    Y Okazaki
    Marine Biotechnology Institute Co Ltd, Shimizu Laboratory, Shizuoka, Japan
    Int J Dev Biol 44:451-6. 2000
    ..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...
  54. ncbi Structures of six cDNAs expressed specifically at cypris larvae of barnacles, Balanus amphitrite
    Y Okazaki
    Marine Biotechnology Institute Co Ltd, Shizuoka, Japan
    Gene 250:127-35. 2000
    ..This study strongly suggests that these bcs gene products are involved in the cypris larval attachment and metamorphosis of barnacles...
  55. ncbi Octopamine receptors from the barnacle balanus improvisus are activated by the alpha2-adrenoceptor agonist medetomidine
    Ulrika Lind
    Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Mol Pharmacol 78:237-48. 2010
    ..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...
  56. ncbi Comparative proteome and phosphoproteome analyses during cyprid development of the barnacle Balanus (=Amphibalanus) amphitrite
    Yu Zhang
    KAUST Global Collaborative Research Program, Department of Biology, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Proteome Res 9:3146-57. 2010
    ..Altogether, our data suggest that proteins involved in stress regulation and energy metabolism play crucial roles in regulating larval attachment and metamorphosis of B. amphitrite...
  57. pmc An alpha2-macroglobulin-like protein is the cue to gregarious settlement of the barnacle Balanus amphitrite
    Catherine Dreanno
    School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:14396-401. 2006
    ..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...
  58. ncbi Underwater adhesive of marine organisms as the vital link between biological science and material science
    Kei Kamino
    Marine Biotechnology Institute, Kamaishi, Iwate 026 0001, Japan
    Mar Biotechnol (NY) 10:111-21. 2008
    ..A comparison is made with the model systems used by the mussel and tubeworm...
  59. ncbi The adhesive strategies of cyprids and development of barnacle-resistant marine coatings
    Nick Aldred
    School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK
    Biofouling 24:351-63. 2008
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  60. ncbi Molecular cloning of a new member of the putative G protein-coupled receptor gene from barnacle Balanus amphitrite
    A Isoai
    Marine Biotechnology Institute Co Ltd, Shimizu Laboratory, Shizuoka, Japan
    Gene 175:95-100. 1996
    ..Within TM regions among these biogenic amine receptors, the cloned receptor shows considerable amino acid homology with more than 40% overall identities...
  61. ncbi Barnacle reattachment: a tool for studying barnacle adhesion
    D Rittschof
    Duke University Marine Laboratory, Beaufort, North Carolina, USA
    Biofouling 24:1-9. 2008
    ..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...
  62. ncbi Three-dimensional reconstruction of the naupliar musculature and a scanning electron microscopy atlas of nauplius development of Balanus improvisus (Crustacea: Cirripedia: Thoracica)
    Henrike Semmler
    Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin, Institut fur Biologie, Vergleichende Zoologie, Philippstr 13, D 10115 Berlin, Germany
    Arthropod Struct Dev 38:135-45. 2009
    ..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...
  63. ncbi Multiple origins and incursions of the Atlantic barnacle Chthamalus proteus in the Pacific
    John D Zardus
    University of Hawaii, Kewalo Marine Lab, Honolulu, HI 96813 USA
    Mol Ecol 14:3719-33. 2005
    ..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...
  64. ncbi Cypris morphology in the barnacles Ibla and Paralepas (Crustacea: Cirripedia Thoracica) implications for cirripede evolution
    Jens T Høeg
    Comparative Zoology, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK 2100, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Morphol 270:241-55. 2009
    ..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 ..
  65. ncbi An in situ study of the nanomechanical properties of barnacle (Balanus amphitrite) cyprid cement using atomic force microscopy (AFM)
    In Yee Phang
    Department of Materials Science and Technology of Polymers, MESA Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
    Biofouling 22:245-50. 2006
    ..This study provides the first direct experimental evidence in support of a putative 'tanning' mechanism in barnacle cyprid cement...
  66. ncbi Presence and distribution of FMRFamide-like immunoreactivity in the cyprid of the barnacle Balanus amphitrite (Cirripedia, Crustacea)
    Lorenzo Gallus
    LIBiOM, DIBIO, Universita di Genova, Viale Benedetto XV 5, I 16132 Genova, Italy
    Microsc Res Tech 72:101-9. 2009
    ..We hypothesize that these peptides act as integrators in the central nervous system, perform neuromuscular functions for thoracic limbs, trigger intestinal movements and, at the level of the frontal filament, play a neurosecretory role...
  67. ncbi The effect of butenolide on behavioral and morphological changes in two marine fouling species, the barnacle Balanus amphitrite and the bryozoan Bugula neritina
    Yi fan Zhang
    KAUST Global Collaborative Research Program, Division of Life Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Biofouling 27:467-75. 2011
    ..amphitrite cyprids. In B. neritina swimming larvae, butenolide reduced the number of secretory granules in the pyriform-glandular complex...
  68. ncbi Variation among families for characteristics of the adhesive plaque in the barnacle Balanus amphitrite
    Eric R Holm
    Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, West Bethesda, MD 20817, USA
    Biofouling 21:121-6. 2005
    ..This represents the first reported case for potential genetic control of intraspecific phenotypic variation in the physical characteristics and tenacity of the adhesive of a fouling invertebrate...
  69. ncbi Factors that influence elastomeric coating performance: the effect of coating thickness on basal plate morphology, growth and critical removal stress of the barnacle Balanus amphitrite
    D E Wendt
    Biological Sciences Department and Center for Coastal Marine Science, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 93407, USA
    Biofouling 22:1-9. 2006
    ..The data demonstrate that coating thickness is a fundamental factor governing removal of barnacles from silicone coatings...
  70. ncbi Can ocean acidification affect population dynamics of the barnacle Semibalanus balanoides at its southern range edge?
    Helen S Findlay
    Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Prospect Place, West Hoe, Plymouth PL13DH, United Kingdom
    Ecology 91:2931-40. 2010
    ....
  71. ncbi Effects of surface charge and Gibbs surface energy on the settlement behaviour of barnacle cyprids (Balanus amphitrite)
    Luigi Petrone
    Division of Molecular Physics, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Linköping University Linköping, SE 581 83, Sweden
    Biofouling 27:1043-55. 2011
    ..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...
  72. ncbi Growth and molting in epizoic pedunculate barnacles genus Octolasmis (Crustacea: Thecostraca: Cirripedia: Thoracica)
    Mikkel Blomsterberg
    Department of Zoomorphology, Zoological Institute, University of Copenhagen, DK 2100, Denmark
    J Morphol 260:154-64. 2004
    ..The results are compared with the very scarce information on molting in other barnacles. We argue that at least the circular peduncular growth zone is omnipresent in the Cirripedia Thoracica.
  73. ncbi Patterns of speciation inferred from mitochondrial DNA in North American Chthamalus (Cirripedia: Balanomorpha: Chthamaloidea)
    J P Wares
    Department of Zoology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 18:104-16. 2001
    ....
  74. ncbi Brominated cyclodipeptides from the marine sponge Geodia barretti as selective 5-HT ligands
    Erik Hedner
    Division of Pharmacognosy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Biomedical Centre, Uppsala University, SE 751 23 Uppsala, Sweden
    J Nat Prod 69:1421-4. 2006
    ..63 microM; it failed to show affinity to 5-HT2A and 5-HT4, indicating that the double bond between the tryptophan and arginine residue plays an important role in the interaction with the receptor proteins...
  75. ncbi 5,6-Dichloro-1-methylgramine, a non-toxic antifoulant derived from a marine natural product
    M Kawamata
    Hydraulic and Bio Engineering Research Section, Civil Engineering Research Institute, Technology Center, Taisei Corporation, 344 1, Nase cho, Totsuka ku, Yokohama 245 0051, Japan
    Prog Mol Subcell Biol 42:125-39. 2006
    ..Thus, an extremely non-toxic silicone-based antifouling paint containing DCMG is under development...
  76. ncbi A preliminary ecotoxicity study of pharmaceuticals in the marine environment
    Amy Mei Fun Choong
    Tropical Marine Science Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 69:1959-70. 2006
    ..For the barnacle larvae, the LC50 of prochlorperazine was 0.93 microg/ml and the LC50 for CYC was approximately 0.04 microg/ml...
  77. ncbi Adrenoceptor and other pharmacoactive compounds as putative antifoulants
    M Dahlstrom
    Department of Marine Ecology, Tjärnö Marine Biological Laboratory, Goteborg University, SE 452 96 Strömstad, Sweden
    Prog Mol Subcell Biol 42:171-202. 2006
    ..Biotechnological research on adrenoceptor compounds as lead molecules in new antifouling technologies is also reviewed...
  78. ncbi An improved barnacle attachment inhibition assay
    Jian Wen Qiu
    Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Biofouling 24:259-66. 2008
    ..amphitrite attachment assay. By eliminating the air-water interface more robust quantitative assay results were obtained...
  79. ncbi Antifouling activity of meroditerpenoids from the marine brown alga Halidrys siliquosa
    Gérald Culioli
    Laboratoire des Matériaux à Finalités Spécifiques, Universite du Sud Toulon Var, Avenue de l Universite, BP 20132, F 83957 La Garde Cedex, France
    J Nat Prod 71:1121-6. 2008
    ..5 microg/mL) and settlement of cyprids of Balanus amphitrite (EC50 < 5 microg/mL), the latter at nontoxic concentrations (LC50 > 5 microg/mL)...
  80. ncbi Monitoring the sea change: preliminary assessment of the conservation value of nearshore reefs, and existing impacts, in a high-growth, coastal region of subtropical eastern Australia
    Stephen D A Smith
    School of Environmental and Rural Science, University of New England, National Marine Science Centre, P O Box J321, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
    Mar Pollut Bull 56:525-34. 2008
    ..Without intervention, this situation will be exacerbated in the future...
  81. ncbi The effects of a serine protease, Alcalase, on the adhesives of barnacle cyprids (Balanus amphitrite)
    Nick Aldred
    School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University, UK
    Biofouling 24:97-107. 2008
    ..It is concluded that Alcalase has antifouling potential on the basis of its effects on cyprid footprints, un-cured permanent cement and its non-toxic mode of action, providing that it can be successfully incorporated into a coating...
  82. ncbi Antifouling activity of bromotyrosine-derived sponge metabolites and synthetic analogues
    Sofia Ortlepp
    Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology and Biotechnology, Heinrich Heine University, Universitatstrasse 1, Geb 26 23, D 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Mar Biotechnol (NY) 9:776-85. 2007
    ..We therefore hypothesize that the compound needs to cross membranes (probably by diffusion) and that the target for psammaplin A lies intracellularly...
  83. ncbi Antifouling activity of a dibrominated cyclopeptide from the marine sponge Geodia barretti
    Erik Hedner
    Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Uppsala University, Sweden
    J Nat Prod 71:330-3. 2008
    ..barretti and which displays settlement inhibition of barnacle larvae ( Balanus improvisus) with an EC 50 value of 15 nM. The chemical structure was determined using MS and 2D-NMR...
  84. ncbi Tannin and tannate from the quebracho tree: an eco-friendly alternative for controlling marine biofouling
    Miriam Perez
    CIDEPINT Centro de Investigacion y Desarrollo en Tecnologia de Pinturas, La Plata, Argentina
    Biofouling 23:151-9. 2007
    ..05). This study suggests that natural tannins could be employed as bioactive pigment for new antifouling technologies...
  85. ncbi Antibacterial and antilarval activity of deep-sea bacteria from sediments of the West Pacific Ocean
    Ying Xu
    Department of Biology Coastal Marine Laboratory, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology HKUST, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Biofouling 23:131-7. 2007
    ..None of these metabolites showed significant toxicity. The crude extract of one deep-sea Streptomyces strain could completely inhibit larval settlement at a concentration of 25 microg ml(-1)...
  86. pmc Delayed upwelling alters nearshore coastal ocean ecosystems in the northern California current
    John A Barth
    College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences and Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:3719-24. 2007
    ..Delayed early-season upwelling and stronger late-season upwelling are consistent with predictions of the influence of global warming on coastal upwelling regions...
  87. ncbi Interspecific variation in patterns of adhesion of marine fouling to silicone surfaces
    Eric R Holm
    Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Code 617, Building 60, Room 334, 9500 MacArthur Blvd, West Bethesda, MD 20817, USA
    Biofouling 22:233-43. 2006
    ....
  88. ncbi Antifouling metabolites from the mangrove plant Ceriops tagal
    Jun De Chen
    Department of Biology, School of Life Sciences, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, PR China
    Molecules 13:212-9. 2008
    ..32 +/- 0.01, 0.04 +/- 0.00,4.05 +/- 0.15 and 18.47 +/- 0.40 microg/cm(2), respectively, whereas their toxicities towards cyprids were very low, with LC(50 )values all above 10 microg/cm(2)...
  89. ncbi Inhibition of barnacle (Amphibalanus amphitrite) cyprid settlement by means of localized, pulsed electric fields
    Rodolfo E Perez-Roa
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Biofouling 24:177-84. 2008
    ..Assays with lower PEF amplitudes did not show significant settlement inhibition. On the basis of the settlement assays, the calculated minimum energy requirement to inhibit barnacle settlement is 2.8 W h m(-2)...
  90. ncbi Antifouling activity of the sponge metabolite agelasine D and synthesised analogs on Balanus improvisus
    Martin Sjögren
    Division of Pharmacognosy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Biomedical Centre, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Biofouling 24:251-8. 2008
    ..The properties of the agelasine D analogs AV1003A and AKB695 make them highly attractive candidates as AF agents in future marine coatings...
  91. ncbi Isocyano compounds as non-toxic antifoulants
    Y Nogata
    Environmental Science Research Laboratory, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, 1646 Abiko, Abiko shi, Chiba ken 270 1194, Japan
    Prog Mol Subcell Biol 42:87-104. 2006
    ..Therefore, isocyano compounds were considered as candidate non-toxic antifouling agents...
  92. ncbi Antifouling activity of synthesized peptide analogs of the sponge metabolite barettin
    Martin Sjögren
    Division of Pharmacognosy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Biomedical Centre, Uppsala University, P O Box 574, SE 751 23 Uppsala, Sweden
    Peptides 27:2058-64. 2006
    ..034 microM). The effect of benzo[g]dipodazine was also shown to be readily reversible, when cyprids were transferred to filtered seawater (FSW)...
  93. ncbi Adrenoceptor compounds prevent the settlement of marine invertebrate larvae: Balanus amphitrite (Cirripedia), Bugula neritina (Bryozoa) and Hydroides elegans (Polychaeta)
    Hans Uwe Dahms
    Dept Biology CML Clearwater Bay Hong Kong University of Science and Technology KLN Hong Kong SAR China
    Biofouling 20:313-21. 2004
    ..This ability makes them particularly attractive as candidates for the development of slow-release carriers in antifouling paints...
  94. ncbi Antifouling substances against larvae of the barnacle Balanus amphitrite from the marine sponge, Acanthella cavernosa
    Yasuyukiy Nogata
    Abiko Research Laboratory, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, 1646 Abiko, Abiko shi, Chiba ken 270 1194, Japan
    Biofouling 19:193-6. 2003
    ..5 microgram ml-1...
  95. ncbi Settlement behaviour of marine invertebrate larvae measured by EthoVision 3.0
    Jean Philippe Marechal
    School of Marine Science and Technology, Ridley Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
    Biofouling 20:211-7. 2004
    ..This methodology should be widely applicable to both fundamental and applied studies of larval settlement and with further refinements, to that of smaller fouling organisms such as microalgae and bacteria...
  96. ncbi The development of a marine natural product-based antifouling paint
    J Grant Burgess
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK
    Biofouling 19:197-205. 2003
    ..strain NUDMB50-11, showed excellent activity in all assays. The antifouling chemicals responsible for the activity of the extract were isolated, using bioassay guided fractionation, and their chemical structures determined...
  97. pmc Host location in flow by larvae of the symbiotic barnacle Trevathana dentata using odour-gated rheotaxis
    Zohar Pasternak
    Institute for Nature Conservation Research, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Proc Biol Sci 271:1745-50. 2004
    ..This technique may enable host location by earlier, less-developed larval stages...
  98. ncbi Gregarious settlement in cypris larvae:the effects of cyprid age and assay duration
    Ritchie Head
    Materials Technology Division, TNO Industry Bevesierweg Harssens PO Box 505 1780 AM Den Helder The Netherlands
    Biofouling 20:123-8. 2004
    ..Differences between species may be due to different thresholds to conspecific larval cues, or B. improvisus cyprids release much more larval temporary adhesive during exploration...
  99. ncbi Synthesis and anti-barnacle activities of novel isocyanocyclohexane compounds containing an ester or an ether functional group
    Yoshikazu Kitano
    Laboratory of Bio organic Chemistry Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology 3 5 8 Saiwai cho Fuchu Tokyo 183 8509 Japan
    Biofouling 20:93-100. 2004
    ..The results suggest that the ester function is one of the important groups in the expression of potent antifouling activity in isocyano compounds...
  100. ncbi Antifouling activity of simple synthetic isocyanides against larvae of the barnacle Balanus amphitrite
    Yasuyuki Nogata
    Abiko Research Laboratory Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry 1646 Abiko Abiko shi Chiba ken 270 1194 Japan
    Biofouling 20:87-91. 2004
    ..28 microg ml(-1)) than CuSO4 (EC50 0.30 microg ml(-1) and LD50 2.95 microg ml(-1)). The data indicate that simple linear isocyanides are promising non-toxic antifouling agents...
  101. ncbi Whole-mount in situ TUNEL method revealed ectopic pattern of apoptosis in cadmium treated naupliar larvae of barnacle (Balanus amphitrite Darwin)
    Shuk Han Cheng
    Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Hong Kong, China
    Chemosphere 55:1387-94. 2004
    ..Significant increases in apoptosis were detected in the non-motile and dead nauplii. This study suggested that whole-mount in situ TUNEL method may be used to study increased occurrence of apoptotic cells in crustacean larvae...

Research Grants4

  1. Identifying and Characterizing Histamine Transporters
    ANN STUART; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Successful cloning of a mammalian homologue would open the door to localizing this transporter within regions and cell types of the brain and determining whether it is present in other histamine-containing cells of the body. ..
  2. IMAGE REPRESENTATION IN THE PRIMARY VISUAL CORTEX
    Allan Gottschalk; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..In addition, this material provides an important quantitative link between biologic and synthetic methods of image representation. ..
  3. Evolution of BMP Genes 2 and 4 in Archosaurs
    CHRIS ORGAN; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Aim three is to elucidate the evolution of bmp2 and bmp4 coding regions. This project will be the first large scale examination of non-avian reptile genome structure and evolution. ..