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University of Guam Receives $106K NSF Grant for Sequencing Study of Rabbitfish

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Science Foundation has awarded a University of Guam professor $106,317 to use next-generation sequencing to study the effects of toxins on tropical fish, specifically the rabbitfish.

Jason Biggs, a professor at the university's Marine Laboratory, is the principal investigator on the grant.

According to the grant's abstract, a next-gen sequencing approach will be used to characterize all the genes in the rabbitfish liver, and the genes will be used to build a microarray chip "to quantify changes in gene expression in response to differing environmental conditions."

The study, it added, will help fill important gaps in knowledge as fish that have evolved to survive in environments rich with toxins, such as tropical coral reefs.

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