Effect of electrolysis treatment on the biomineralization capacities of pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera juveniles

Type Article
Date 2016-12
Language English
Author(s) Latchere Oihana1, Fievet Julie1, Lo Cedrik2, Schneider Denis3, Dieu Stephanie3, Cabral Philippe4, Belliard Corinne1, Ky Chin-Long1, Gueguen YannickORCID1, 5, Saulnier Denis1
Affiliation(s) 1 : UPF ILM IRD, UMR EIO 241, IFREMER, Labex Corail, BP 7004, Taravao 98719, Tahiti, Fr Polynesia.
2 : Direct Ressources Marines & Minieres, Tahiti, Fr Polynesia.
3 : Espace Bleu, Bora Bora, Fr Polynesia.
4 : Gauguins Pearl Farm, Rangiroa, Fr Polynesia.
5 : Univ Montpellier, CNRS, UPVD, Ifremer,UMR IPHE 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. 235-242
DOI 10.1016/j.ecss.2016.06.014
WOS© Times Cited 1
Note SI:Sustainable pearl-culture
Keyword(s) Pearl oyster, Pinctada margaritifera, Electrolysis, Biomineralization, Gene expression
Abstract The present study investigated the effect of electrolysis on the biomineralization capacities of juveniles of the mollusk Pinctada margaritifera for the first time. Size-selected individuals from two groups, “Medium” and “Large”, from a multi-parental family produced in a hatchery system were subjected to electrolysis under a low voltage current over a nine-week experimental period. The growth of the juveniles was individually monitored and assessed weekly by wet weight and shell height measurements. At the end of the experiment, mantle tissue was sampled for biomineralization-related gene expression analysis. Electrolysis significantly increased pearl oyster growth in terms of shell height and wet weight for Large juveniles from the 5th and the 2nd week, respectively, until the end of the experiment. However, differences were only significant for Medium individuals from the 7th week for shell height and from the 9th week for wet weight. Furthermore, transcriptional analysis of six known biomineralization genes coding for shell matrix proteins of calcitic prisms and/or nacreous shell structures revealed that five were significantly overexpressed in the mantle mineralizing tissue under electrolysis: three in common between the two size class groups and two that were expressed exclusively in one or the other group. Finally, we found no statistical difference of the shell thickness ratio between individuals undergoing electrolysis and control conditions. Taken together, our results indicate, for the first time in a calcifying marine organism, that electrolysis influences molecular mechanisms involved in biomineralization and may stimulate some parameters of pearl oyster growth rate.
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Latchere Oihana, Fievet Julie, Lo Cedrik, Schneider Denis, Dieu Stephanie, Cabral Philippe, Belliard Corinne, Ky Chin-Long, Gueguen Yannick, Saulnier Denis (2016). Effect of electrolysis treatment on the biomineralization capacities of pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera juveniles. Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science, 182(Part.B), 235-242. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2016.06.014 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00343/45410/