Molecular Evolution of Two Circadian Genes in Fish

Circadian beat are approximately 24-hour rhythms of biochemical, physiological, and behavioural procedures which occur in life beings including workss, animate beings, Fungis and blue-green algae. However, in the absence of grounds, it can non be verified that the eucaryotes and cyanophyte circadian systems originated from a common ascendant. Circadian beat heighten the fittingness of beings in both changeless and altering environments. The cryptochrome ( Cry ) and period ( Per ) are two cardinal constituents that control the circadian oscillators of animate beings.

1.1 Study of Cryptochrome

Cryptochromes are flavoproteins, which are homologous to photolyases. Photolyases are light-dependent DNA fix enzymes. They are activated by bluish visible radiation and fix UV induced DNA harm by taking pyrimidine dimers. There are two types of photolyases, CPD photolyases which fix cyclobutane pyrimidine dimmers and 6-4 photolyases which repair 6-4 pyrimidine pyrimidone. These two photolyases together with cryptochromes constitute the photolyase/cryptochrome superfamily.

The first identified cryptochrome cistron is Arabidopsis Cry1 ( AtCry1 ) . Cryptochrome was so found ubiquitously in the works and animate being lands, including algae, nonvascular plant, ferns, seed workss and assorted carnal line of descents. It was ab initio thought that eucaryote possesses both cryptochrome and photolyase, whereas procaryote has merely the latter one, until a new subclass of cryptochrome ( CRY-DASH ) was discovered in blue-green algae and workss. This determination suggests that cryptochrome evolved before the divergency of eucaryotes and procaryotes. Later, members of the CRY-DASH subfamily were found in Fungi and craniates.

In recent old ages, molecular development surveies of circadian cistrons have attracted great attending. Compare with procaryotes circadian cistrons, molecular development of eucaryotes circadian cistrons has yet to be comprehensively studied, and such survey has a really promising chance.

1.1.1 Structure of cryptochromes

Most cryptochromes, except Cry-DASH, are composed of 2 spheres, an N-terminal photolyases-related ( PHR ) part and a C-terminal sphere of variable length ; Cry-DASH proteins lack the C-terminal sphere. . The fluctuation in the length of the C-terminal spheres consequences in functional diverseness within the cryptochrome household. The C-terminus of mammal cryptochrome possesses a atomic localisation sphere that drives Cry/Per merger molecule into the karyon, and omission of the C-terminus prevents mammal Cry from negatively modulating the written text of other circadian constituents. Cryptochromes possess two chromophores: pterin ( in the signifier of 5, 10-methenyltetrahydrofolate ( MHF ) ) and flavin ( in the signifier of flavin A dinucleotide ( FAD ) ) , both of them are bound to the PHR part, as cofactors that absorb visible radiation. Photolyases besides have two chromophores, one of them is FAD, and the other can be either pterin or deazaflavin.

The 3D-architectures of PHR parts of the photolyase/cryptochrome superfamily are extremely similar. All of them fold into 2 spheres, an I±/I? sphere and a coiling sphere. These 2 spheres are connected by a variable cringle and the 2 lobes of the coiling sphere signifier a channel, which is called FAD-access pit. FAD embeds in this “ molecular pocket ” , and may be resolved at the underside.

The PHR part of the Arabidopsis Cry1 ( AtCry ) has several structural characteristics distinct from same parts of photolyase and Cry-DASH. First, photolyase and Cry-DASH have exterior positive electrostatic potencies around the FAD-access pit to interact with DNA, while the PHR part of the Arabidopsis Cry1 does non hold this structural characteristic, proposing that it is non adhering double-strand DNA. Additionally, the PHR of the Cry1 has a preponderantly negatively charged surface around the FAD-access pit. Third, an ATP parallel is able to unify inside the FAD-access pit, yet photolyase and Cry-DASH have non reported to adhere ATP.

1.1.2 Other maps of cryptochrome

Photolyases and cryptochrome are defined to be evolutionarily related flavoproteins that perform distinguishable physiological maps. Although cryptochromes portion a structural similarity to DNA photolyases, they lack DNA fix activity except Cry-DASH. Besides being a cardinal circadian cistron, cryptochrome have developed a functional diverseness in the long evolutionary history. Plant photomorphogenesis

Arabidopsis cryptochrome plays a cardinal function in works photomorphogenesis, for case, de-etiolation in seed sprouting, suppressing hypocotyl and root elongation and exciting leaf enlargement by bluish visible radiation, modulating flowered induction by twenty-four hours length. Cryptochrome controls morphological alterations in workss by altering cistron look, and this transition reacts to the visible radiation.

The Arabidopsis photomorphogenesis is regulated by the bluish light receptors cryptochromes ( Cry1 and Cry2 ) and the red/far ruddy photoreceptors phytochromes ( PHYA to PHYE ) , they transduce the environmental signal ( light ) to the cardinal oscillator. But the catalytic mechanism of works cryptochrome has yet to be expounded.

Cryptochromes may impact atomic cistron look alterations by 2 mechanisms. First, works cryptochrome may impact written text straight by interacting with proteins associated with this machinery. A survey shows that Arabidopsis Cry2 binds chromatin in a Deoxyribonucleic acid sequence-independent conformation, but its mechanism is still ill-defined. The other possible mechanism is indirect ordinance of written text by Cry through interaction with proteins, which are associated with other cellular maps. For illustration, the C-terminal sphere of Arabidopsis cryptochrome was shown to adhere COP1, a constituent of an E3 ubiquitin ligase. Magnetoreception

Surveies have shown that a broad assortment of beings, such as insects, fishes, and reptilians, are magnetically sensitive and take advantage of it in migration. The most comprehensively studied illustrations were migratory birds. Retina cryptochromes are shown to be possible transducers in avian compass. The mechanism of this compass may be interpreted by the radical-pair theoretical account. Recently, the happening of photo-induced extremist brace was verified in Xenopus laevis cryptochromes. Magnetic Fieldss besides affect works growing by impacting cryptochromes when exposed to ruddy visible radiation or bluish visible radiation. Cryptochrome-DASH

The physiological map of cryptochrome-DASH is still ill-defined. It is one time reported that CRY-DASH cistron look is mediated by circadian clock machinery in tomato Solanum Lycopersicon. However, late research in this country has a greater advancement. Selby and Sancer conducted the cataphoretic mobility displacement checks and found that the Cry-DASH can adhere or mend the T-T dimer in single-stranded DNA, bespeaking that CRY-DASH photolyases specified for cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers in ssDNA.

1.1.3 Development of Cryptochrome

Circadian beat and DNA fix may hold a common evolutionary beginning. Escape from sunshine represented a major selective force for development of circadian beat. Geological surveies indicates that in Precambrian times ( 3800~544 Mya ) , the ambiance contained small O, and crude beings were exposed to high UV radiation during the daylight. There are 2 chief schemes for beings to avoid the harmful effects of UV radiation. The first 1 is mending the UV-induced DNA harm which is the physiological map of photolyase. The other 1 is to avoid being irradiated, such as migrate to deeper H2O. These motions were observed by the diel perpendicular migrations of zooplankton, which initiated and controlled by visible radiation. Such migration besides occurs in other Marine and fresh water beings such as H2O flea Daphnia magna, and sensitiveness is related closely to the UV photoreceptors in its compound oculus. These diel perpendicular migration may construe the coevolution of photoreception and circadian beat, and the coevolution of their respective controlled cistrons.

Phylogenetic analysis of the photolyase/cryptochrome superfamily suggests that multiple cistron duplicates of an hereditary CPD photolyase cistron caused their functional divergency. Figure 1 demonstrates the evolutionary relationships of different cryptochromes. Harmonizing to the tree topology, old categorization of this cistron household has been corroborated. Animal cryptochromes, works cryptochromes and cryptochrome DASHs are clustered into different clades. The phyletic tree besides indicates that the works cryptochrome, carnal cryptochrome and cryptochrome-DASH households have distinguishable evolutionary histories, the works cryptochromes are evolutionary older than carnal cryptochromes.

1.2 Study of Period

The fruit fly ( D. melanogaster ) period ( Per ) was the first carnal circadian clock cistron that has been identified. Period ( Per ) is a canonical circadian clock cistron that non affecting functional diverseness.

The Per cistrons code a extremely conserved sphere which named PAS ( Period-Arylhydrocabon receptor atomic translocator-Single head ) . This sphere is besides contained in many sensory, signaling, and protein-protein interaction faculties including factors Drosophila/mammal Clock ( d/mClk ) , Drosophila Cycle ( dCyc ) , and mammal BMAL1.

The best-studied carnal period cistrons are Drosophila per and sneak period. Mammals/mouse has three period homologues ( mPer1, mPer2 and mPer3 ) , while Drosophila merely has one. Both the dPer and mPer encode two PAS spheres ( PAS-A and PAS-B ) .

Mechanism of circadian oscillator in animate beings

In animate being, cardinal oscillators occur in the encephalons which control the circadian behaviour of the being and peripheral oscillators in some tissues. Fruit fly and mammal circadian oscillators have been extensively studied.

Animal Cry proteins are functionally assorted. Two distinguishable groups of animate being Cry have been identified base on their functions in circadian redstem storksbills. Drosophila-like type 1 Cry is UV-A/blue light receptors in circadian oscillator, while vertebrate-like type 2 Cry is thought to be negative regulators of the clock ‘s transcriptional negative-feedback cringle. There are several written text factors involved in the feedback cringle, including Per, Tim, Bmal1, and Clk. Cryptochrome alters the transcriptional ordinance of these constituents by physically interacting with them. The ordinance mechanisms of fly and mammal circadian redstem storksbills are different to some grade. Contrary to wing cryptochromes, mammal cryptochromes are constituents of the negative-feedback cringle, and the interaction between mammalian cryptochromes and other clock constituents is non be affected by visible radiation. The fly Cry binds to Tim, and consequences in debasement of it, therefore inhibits the activity of Per/Tim dimmer. Without Cry, the Per/Tim dimmer is able to come in nucleus and quash the written text of other clock cistrons. Mammal Cry interacts with Per, so inhibits the activity of Clk and Bmal1 and repress look of clock cistrons.


Fish is a big and crude group of craniate, fishes are adapted in about all aquatic environments, from the boggy coastal swamps, to the deepest oceans. Around 31,500 fish species are identified, which exhibit greater diverseness than any other group of craniates. There are two chief groups of fish ( Pisces ) , Chondrichthyes and Osteichthyes.

1.4.1 Fish-specific genome duplicate

In the development history of craniates, the genomes were duplicated twice ( 2R duplicate ) , and a 3rd genome duplicate occurred in the basal group of ray-finned fishes ( Actinopterygii ) subsequently ( ~350 Mya ) , which is named the fish-specific genome duplicate ( FSGD or 3R ) . Therefore, the ray-finned fish genomes obsessed twice as many cistrons as the lobe-finned fishes ( Sarcopterygii ) , Cartilaginous fishes ( Chondrichthyes ) and tetrapods ab initio, so most duplicated cistrons were secondarily lost or evolved new maps.

The FSGD was foremost identified by the surveies on HOX bunch cistrons. Recent molecular development surveies reveal that excess circadian cistrons of teleost fishes such as period ( Per ) , clock ( Clk ) and Bmal1 were derived from this chromosome duplicating event. However, the cryptochrome seems to departure this theory. Except Cry-DASH, zebrafish ( Danio rerio ) has 7 cryptochrome cistrons, while the amphibious Xenopus ( Silurana ) tropicalis has 3 transcripts, one Cry1 and two Cry2 ; the poulet Gallus brace, besides has 3 cryptochrome transcripts, one Cry1, one Cry2 and one Cry4 ; and the mammals, including Homo sapiens and Mus muscle, merely have one Cry1 and one Cry2.

1.4.2 Study of zebrafish as theoretical account being

The zebrafish ( D. rerio ) , a tropical fresh water fish belonging to Cyprinidae, became an of import craniate theoretical account being in evolutionary research and circadian survey. Surveies suggest that zebrafish exhibit robust circadian rhythmicity both on physiological and behavioural activities in response to visible radiation.

In add-on, cryptochrome cistron sequences offered by zebrafish genome sequencing undertaking enable research workers to hold background cognition of this cistron household. Recently, the Sanger Institute has released the latest vision Zv9.

2. Material and Method

2.1 Taxa choice and sample aggregation

20 fish species are employed in our research ( Tab. 1 ) . Fish tissues ( encephalon, intestine, bosom, liver ) are collected and transferred to RNAlater ( or Sample Protector ) instantly, so stored at -80a„? .


home ground & A ; wont

trying site

Scoliodon laticaudus


shallow H2O, Marine

Chiloscyllium plagiosum


shallow H2O, Marine

Dasyatis sp


shallow H2O, Marine

Latimeria chalumnae


Marine, intermediate deepness

Lepisosteus oculatus


fresh water


conditioned emotional response

fresh water shoal



Gymnothorax Saxicola


reef, dark active, Marine

Puntius tetrazona


fresh water

Doryrhamphus pessuliferus


twenty-four hours active, shallow, marine

Monacanthus chinensis


day-active, marine

Anomalops katoptron

Fatah Revolutionary Council

deepwater Marine



reef, Marine, dark active

Epinephelus fuscoguttatus

Eysenck Personality Inventory

twenty-four hours active, Marine

Gomphosus varius


Amphiprion clarkii


commensal with sea windflower, twenty-four hours active, reef

Gobiidae ( fresh H2O )


fresh water

Gobiidae ( Marine )



Synchiropus splendidus


extremely light sensitive in activity degrees, reef

Sebastiscus marmoratus

staphylococcal enterotoxin B

Marine, shoal

2.1.1 Description of fish species

1. Class: Chondrichthyes

Subclass: Selachii

( 1 ) Scoliodon laticaudus ( spadenose shark )

Order: Carcharhiniformes

Family: Carcharhinidae


A reasonably stout, with caput wide, greatly depressed, and trowel shaped shark. Snout bell-shaped in dorsoventral position. Preoral length greater than internarial infinite and oral cavity breadth. Eyes little and without posterior notches. Spiracles absent. Teeth similar in upper and lower jaws. Teeth of anteroposteriors with slender oblique cusps and distal blades but no cusplets or serrations. 25-33/24-34 rows of dentitions. Interdorsal ridge absent. First dorsal beginning over or behind thoracic rear tips, its midbase much closer to pelvic bases than to pecss and its free rear tip about over pelvic midbases. Second dorsal five height 1/3 of 1st tallness or less. Pectoral fin beginning under interspace between 4th and 5th of gill slits. Anal five much larger than 2nd dorsal five, with short preanal ridges. Colour visible radiation Grey, xanthous or chocolate-brown Greies above, without any coloring material form.

Scoliodon laticaudus is a little, compact species, the spadenose shark has a wide caput with a typical extremely flattened, trowel-shaped neb. The eyes and nares are little. The corners of the oral cavity are good behind the eyes and have ill developed furrows at the corners. There are 25-33 tooth rows in the upper jaw and 24-34 tooth rows in the lower jaw ; each tooth has a individual slender, blade-like, oblique cusp without serrations. The first dorsal five is positioned closer to the pelvic than the thoracic fives, which are really short and wide. The 2nd dorsal five is much smaller than the anal five. There is no ridge between the dorsal fins. The dorsum is bronze-gray in colour, and the belly is white. The fives are obviously but may be darker than the organic structure. The maximal known length is 74 centimeter ( 29 in ) , though there are uncorroborated studies of persons making 1.2 m ( 3.9 foot ) .

The spadenose shark is a little, compact species, which has a wide caput with a typical extremely flattened, trowel-shaped neb.


A common tropical and semitropical shark of Continental and insular shelves


Indo-West Pacific including Tanzania, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Java, Borneo, China, Taiwan, Japan

( 2 ) Chiloscyllium plagiosum

Order: Orectolobiformes

Family: emiscylliidae


Body reasonably stout. Mouth good in forepart of eyes. A sidelong ridge nowadays on each side of bole. Dorsal fins normally shorter and more elevated, length of 1st dorsal fin base 3/5~4/5 its distance from 2nd dorsal five. Dorsals without projecting free rear tips. First dorsal beginning over or behind pelvic five bases. A outstanding coloring material form of legion white musca volitanss on a dark brown background, with darker brown or blackish transverse sets.

Dorsal fins with convex buttocks borders. Color form of white and dark musca volitanss, with dark sets and a brown organic structure. The colour is really alone in this household doing it really simple for designation. The dentition of bamboo sharks are non strongly differentiated. Each tooth has a median cusp and weak labial root lobes with 26-35 dentitions on the upper jaw ans 21-32 dentitions on the lower jaw.


This is a common but little-known inshore underside shark species


Indo-West Pacific including India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Viet Nam, China, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines.

( 3 ) Dasyatis

Order: Myliobatiformes

Family: Dasyatidae

2. Class: Osteichthyes

Subclass: Sarcopterygii Coelacanthimorpha Crossopterygii

( 4 ) Latimeria chalumnae ( Latimeria chalumnae )

Order: Coelacanthiformes

Family: Latimeriidae


( 5 ) Lepisosteus oculatus ( Spotted Gar )

Order: Lepisosteiformes

Family: Lepisosteidae


The mean length of Lepisosteus oculatus is 76 centimeter. This billfish is covered with difficult, diamond-shaped ganoid graduated tables. Their organic structures are spotted, including the top of the caput and the fives.

Gars are long and cylindrical with extended oral cavities. Spotted billfish grow to a length of 3 pess ( 0.9 m ) , weighing 8 lbs ( 3.6 kilogram ) . Their upper organic structure is brown to olive, and they have silvery-white sides. Head, organic structure, and fives have olive-brown to black musca volitanss that help camouflage the fish. A wide, dark band is on the sides of immature fish. Their long, snout-like oral cavity is lined with strong, crisp dentition, and their organic structure is covered with midst, ganoid ( diamond-shaped ) graduated tables. Spotted billfish may be distinguished from other Texas billfish species by the dark roundish musca volitanss on the top of the caput, the thoracic fives and on the pelvic fives.


Spotted billfish prefers shallow unfastened Waterss, normally 3 – 5 m deep, every bit good as dead backwater. They are frequently found near the surface enjoying near fallen logs, trees, or coppice. This species is besides shoreline-oriented, intending it can be found near Bankss that include some kind of coppice covering. Spotted billfishs are seldom found in countries that do non include some signifier of coppice covering.

Spotted billfish prefer clear, quiet, vegetated Waterss of watercourses, swamps and lakes. They sometimes enter brackish Waterss along the Gulf Coast.


Spotted billfishs are really widespread, and can be found from cardinal Texas E into western Florida. Their territory extends north through the Mississippi River drainage into Illinois, the lower Ohio River, and the Lake Erie drainage.

( 6 ) lungfish

( 7 ) sturgeon

( 8 ) Gymnothorax Saxicola ( Ocellated Moray Eel, Black Edge Moray Eel )

Superorder: Elopomorpha

Order: Order apodess

Ocellated Moray Eels are nocturnal animate beings. Moraies are members of the household Muraenidae. The 100 species identified by scientists range in size from 2-10 pess. The largest is the elephantine moray which reaches 10 pess in length and weighs 75 lbs whereas ; Ocellated Moray Eels reach lengths of merely about 1 pes. Moraies have beautiful colour forms which help to camouflage them in the reef. Because morays keep their oral cavities open about all of the clip, the interiors of their oral cavities are camouflaged besides.

All Moraies have muscular, snake-like organic structures with thick tegument. They have no graduated tables, but a bed of mucous secretion covers the organic structure and protects the tegument from sources and parasites. Pelvic and thoracic fives are non found on morays eels. Morays eels have one long dorsal five that curves about and connects with the short caudal five ( tail five ) . The lone five found on the abdomen is the long anal five. In the moray eels, the dorsal, caudaul and anal fives are all connected.

Like all morays the Ocellated moray eels has hapless eyesight but a really good sense of odor. Because it is a dark huntsman with hapless seeing, the moray relies on its acute sense of odor to turn up prey concealment in the coral.

Ledges and caves within the coral reef are the favourite dens for the eels.


Western Atlantic, including the Greater Antilles south to Brazil, including the Cardinal American seashore from Nicaragua to northern seashore of South America

( 9 ) Puntius tetrazona ( Tiger shot ; Sumatra Barb )

Order: Cypriniformes

Family: Cyprinidae


( 10 ) Doryrhamphus pessuliferus ( Yellowbanded Pipefish )

Order: Syngnathiformes

Family: Syngnathidae

( 11 ) Monacanthus chinensis ( Centreboard Leatherjacket, Fan-bellied Filefish )

Order: Tetraodontiformes

Family: Monacanthidae


To about 38cm, but those seen were 5-8cm long. Large triangular tegument flap on the abdomen that can be greatly expanded. It has thin brown sets on its tail. The upper five beams on the tail is produced into a fibril. It has a concave neb profile and triangular back profile. Body with wide oblique bars on the sides, in some these bars may be indistinct. They come in all sunglassess from brown to green.



Indo-Pacific: Malaya and Indonesia to Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to northwestern Australia and New South Wales.

( 12 ) Anomalops katoptron ( flashlight fish )

Order: Beryciformes

Family: Anomalopidae


Two Dorsal fives with V and I spines, and 14-15 soft beams ; anal five with II spinal columns and 10-11 soft beams. Body black brown, and all fives light, outside of all fives dark, excet for Pectoroal five.


Hides during the twenty-four hours and venture out at dark to feed, be givening to happen along steep slumps near caves on dark, moonless darks. Feeds on zooplankton. The big, deep H2O signifier is on occasion collected by angling at deepnesss of 200 to 400 m. Caught with


Pacific Ocean: Philippines and Indonesia to the Tuamoto Islands, north to southern Japan, south to the Great Barrier

( 13 ) Holocentrus/Myripristis

Order: Beryciformes

Family: Holocentridae

( 14 ) Epinephelus fuscoguttatus ( Tiger grouper ; Blotch grouper ; Blotchy rockcod )

Order: Percomorphis

Family: Serranidae


Dorsal five with XI spinal columns and 14 or 15 beams, the 3rd or 4th spinal column longest, its length contained 2.9 to 3.5 times in caput length and clearly shorter than longest dorsal-fin beams, the interspinous membranes clearly incised ; anal five with III spinal columns and 8 beams ; pectoral-fin beams 18 to 20 ; pectoral-fin length contained 1.7 to 2.1 times in caput length ; pelvic fins non making anus, their length contained 2.0 to 2.5 times in caput length ; caudal five rounded. Lateral-body graduated tables of fish more than 10 cm criterion length smooth, with subsidiary graduated tables ; lateral-line graduated tables 52 to 58 ; lateral-scale series 102 to 115.


Occurs in laguna pinnacles, channels, and outer reef inclines, in coral-rich countries and with clear Waterss. Juveniles in seagrass beds. Feeds on fishes, pediculosis pubis, and cephalopods. May be ciguatoxic in some countries. Chiefly active at twilight. Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and


Widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific part, including the Red Sea, but non known from the Persian Gulf, Hawaii, or Gallic olynesia.

( 15 ) Gomphosus varius ( Purple club-nosed wrasse ; Bird wrasse )

Order: Percomorphis

Family: Labridae

( 16 ) Amphiprion clarkii ( Yellowtail clownfish )

Order: Percomorphis

Family: Pomacentridae


Dorsal rays X-XI, 15-17 ; Anal rays II, 12-15 ; thoracic beams 18-21 ; lateral-line graduated tables 34-35 ; organic structure depth 1.7-2.0 in standard length ; posterior borders of opercle, interopercle and subopercle strongly serrated. By and large brown to blackish with three white bars on caput and organic structure.


Inhabits lagunas and outer reef inclines ; found to 50-60 m, but besides in shallow H2O. Omnivorous. A group consists of a big dominant female, few males, and several juveniles. Both female and male defend district and guard eggs. Low- superior males and ju


Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from Persian Gulf to Western Australia, throughout the Indo-Australian Archipelago and in the western Pacific at the islands of Melanesia and Micronesia, north to Taiwan, southern Japan and the Ryukyu Islands.

( 17 ) Rhinogobius duospilus ( )

Order: Percomorphis

Family: Gobiidae

( 17 ) Gobiidae ( Marine )

( 19 ) Synchiropus splendidus ( Mandarinfish, Mandarin dragonet )

Order: Percomorphis

Family: Callionymidae


Body reasonably depressed. Preopercular spinal column with procedures on both interior and outer sides. First dorsal five somewhat high in males ; about all dorsal-fin soft beams trifurcate, 8 divided beams in 2nd dorsal five ; anal-fin soft beams branched except first ; pelvic five without free beam ; thoracic five with 30 beams. Body orange or orange brown with wide curved sets, linear musca volitanss, and elans of green ; bluish taging on caput and blue borders on fives.


Inhabits shallow protected lagunas and inshore reefs. Found on silty undersides with coral and rubble. Normally in little groups spread over little country. Has been reared in imprisonment.


Distributed in the Western Pacific from Ryukyu Islands to Australia. It is found in Lanyu, southeasterly Taiwan.

( 20 ) Sebastiscus marmoratus ( Rockfish, Scorpionfish, Filefish )

Order: Scorpaeniformes

Family: Scorpaenidae


Dorsal five with XII spinal columns and 10-12 soft beams ; anal five with III spinal columns and 5 soft beams ; thoracic five with 17-19 ( 18 ) ; sidelong line scales 49-54. Body compressed, thoracic five beams normally 18, thoracic five shaped in Pentagon. Caudal five truncated. No spinule on upper border of 2nd infraorbial bone. Body abdomen xanthous. Body colour varies in relation with deoth of home ground, deeper 1s suffused with ruddy.


Inhabits marine demersal Marine environment, normally shallow bouldery reef. Ovoviviparous fish, spwaning from winter to spring. Urogenital papilla nowadays in full-blown male. Caught by athletics angling on bouldery shores.


Western Pacific: southern Hokkaido, Japan, Taiwan to the Philippines.

2.2 Isolation of entire RNA

2.2.1 Preparing of equipments and reagents

Mortar ( Covered by tin foil and autoclaved by dry treating at 180a„? )

Powder-free baseball mitts

Liquid N

Refrigerated extractor

UV spectrophotometer

Ultra-low Temperature Freezer*

Centrifuge tubing and tips ( RNase-free )

DEPC-treated H2O ( add 100 AµL DEPC into 100ml ddH2O, sit at room temperature overnight, and autoclaved ) or purchase it from provider

Trizol Reagent

70 % ethyl alcohol ( prepare with DEPC-treated H2O )



2.2.2 Procedures

( 1 ) Tissues are rinsed in DEPC-treated H2O twice and powdered on liquid N with a howitzer and stamp ( or homogenized with a rotor power homogenizer ) , and so homogenized in 1mL of Trizol reagent. Transfer the sample to a tubing ( RNase-free is non necessary at this minute ) , so incubate at room temperature for 5 proceedingss.

( 2 ) Add 200 AµL of trichloromethane ( per 1mL Trizol ) , agitate smartly ( non vortex ) for 15 seconds to blend good, and incubate at room temperature for 5 proceedingss. Centrifuge samples at 12,000 revolutions per minute at 4a„? for 15 proceedingss to separate stages. Transfer upper aqueous bed to a new tubing, and extractor once more.

( 3 ) Add 0.5mL of isopropyl alcohol to the aqueous bed, blend exhaustively by agitating for 15 seconds, and incubate at room temperature for 10 proceedingss. Centrifuge samples at 12,000 revolutions per minute at 4a„? for 10 proceedingss to pellet RNA.

( 4 ) Carefully take the supernatant & A ; add 1mL 75 % DEPC-ethanol and vortex on low for 5-10 seconds to rinse the pellet exhaustively, so extractor at 6,000 revolutions per minute at 4A°C for 5 proceedingss to re-pellet.

( 5 ) Carefully take the supernatant and air-dry the pellet at room temperature for 5-10 proceedingss. Dissolve the pellet in DEPC-treated H2O ( 30-100uL, depending on output ) by soft pipetting and incubate at 55a„? for 5-10 proceedingss.

( 6 ) RNA quantisation on a spectrophotometer, A260/280 ratios should be between 1.8 and 2.1, A260/230 ratios should be at least 1.9, over 2.0 is preferred. A260/280 ratios outside this scope indicate Deoxyribonucleic acid or protein taint. Low A260/280 ratios indicate saccharide, phenol, salt taint

2.3 Rearward written text ( RT ) and cDNA synthesis

The Deoxyribonucleic acid templets were generated from entire RNAs by rearward written text ( Invitrogen, Madison, WI ) .

2.4 Isolation of genomic Deoxyribonucleic acid

In this survey, a modified extraction protocol of fish genomic Deoxyribonucleic acid with salt ( NaCl ) is employed, since the fish samples are non ever suited for RNA analyze.

2.3.1 Preparing of equipments and reagents

Lysis buffer ( 50 mM Tris-HC1, pH 8.0, 50 millimeter EDTA, 100 millimeter NaC1 ) , with 1 % SDS and 7 I?L of 200 I?gA·mL-1 of protease K

TE buffer ( 10 millimeter of Tris pH 8.0 and 1 millimeter of EDTA )

2.3.2 Procedures

( 1 ) Place each fish sample in a 1.5 milliliter microtube with 550 I?L lysis buffer. so incubate the tubing instantly in 50A°C H2O bath for 12 H.

( 2 ) Add 600 I?L 5M NaCl in the before centrifugating for 10 min at 12,000 revolutions per minute. Transfer the supernatant to a new microtube, precipitate the Deoxyribonucleic acid with 700 I?L absolute cold ethyl alcohol and incubate at -20A°C for 2 H.

( 3 ) Centrifuge the DNA sample, rinse it with 700 I?L 70 % ethyl alcohol and resuspend in 50I?L TE buffer, treate each sample with 30 millimeters RNAse in H2O bath for 40 min at 37A°C.

( 4 ) Continue the obtained DNA sample at -20A°C.

2.4 Primer design and PCR

3 braces of pervert primers for each cryptochrome cistron were designed base on the D. rerio cryptochromes and aligned sequences utilizing MUSCLE ( Multiple sequence alliance ) .

2.5 Cloning and sequencing

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