Impact of pCO2 on the energy, reproduction and growth of the shell of the pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera

Type Article
Date 2016-12
Language English
Author(s) Le Moullac GillesORCID1, Soyez Claude1, Vidal-Dupiol JeremieORCID1, Belliard Corinne1, Fievet Julie1, Sham-Koua Manaarii1, Lo-Yat Alain1, Saulnier Denis1, Gaertner-Mazouni N.2, Gueguen YannickORCID3
Affiliation(s) 1 : IFREMER, UMR Ecosyst Insulaires Oceaniens EIO 241, Labex Corail, Ctr Pacifique, BP 49, Taravao 98719, Tahiti, Fr Polynesia.
2 : Univ Polynesie Francaise, UMR Ecosyst Insulaires Oceaniens EIO 241, Labex Corail, BP 6570, Faaa 98702, Tahiti, Fr Polynesia.
3 : Univ Montpellier, CNRS, UPVD, Ifremer,UMR IHPE 5244, CC 80, F-34095 Montpellier, France.
Source Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science (0272-7714) (Academic Press Ltd- Elsevier Science Ltd), 2016-12 , Vol. 182 , N. Part.B , P. 274-282
DOI 10.1016/j.ecss.2016.03.011
WOS© Times Cited 14
Note SI:Sustainable pearl-culture
Keyword(s) Global change, Pearl oyster, Bioenergetic, Biomineralization, Pacific Ocean, French Polynesia
Abstract The possible consequences of acidification on pearl farming are disruption of oyster metabolism and change in growth. In the laboratory, we studied the impact of pCO2 (3540, 1338 and 541μatm) on the physiology of pearl oysters exposed for 100 days. This experiment was repeated after an interval of one year. Several physiological compartments were examined in pearl oysters: the scope for growth by measuring ingestion, assimilation and oxygen consumption, gametogenesis by means of histological observations, shell growth by measurement and observation by optical and electronic microscopy, and at molecular level by measuring the expression of nine genes of mantle cells implied in the biomineralisation process. Results from both experiments showed that high pCO2 had no effect on scope for growth and gametogenesis. High pCO2 (3540 μatm) significantly slowed down the shell deposit rate at the ventral side and SEM observations of the inside of the shell found signs of chemical dissolution. Of the nine examined genes high pCO2significantly decreased the expression level of one gene (Pmarg-PUSP 6). This study showed that shell growth of the pearl oyster would be slowed down without threatening the species since the management of energy and reproduction functions appeared to be preserved. Further investigations should be conducted on the response of offspring to acidification.
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Le Moullac Gilles, Soyez Claude, Vidal-Dupiol Jeremie, Belliard Corinne, Fievet Julie, Sham-Koua Manaarii, Lo-Yat Alain, Saulnier Denis, Gaertner-Mazouni N., Gueguen Yannick (2016). Impact of pCO2 on the energy, reproduction and growth of the shell of the pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera. Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science, 182(Part.B), 274-282. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :