Dataset features


Application: Gene expression microarray analysis
Number of samples: 12
Release date: Dec 22 2009
Last update date: Mar 21 2012
Access: Public
Chemicals: Dopamine, Haloperidol
Dataset link Small fish comp tox FHM haloperidol 96 h ovary

Experimental Protocol

Fathead minnow and zebrafish microarray experiment Samples for microarray analysis were generated in a separate, 96 h, continuous flow-through experiment. Nominal treatment concentrations for the microarray experiment were 0 and 50 μg haloperidol/L. Chemical (or control water) delivery was initiated 24 h prior to adding fish to the tanks. To start the experiment, fathead minnows (4 males, 4 females per tank) were added to each of three tanks per treatment group, while zebrafish (6 males, 6 females per tank) were added to each of two tanks per group. The time of fish addition was staggered by replicate within each treatment such that all samples from a given exposure tank could be collected within 60 min of the intended 96 h exposure duration. After 96 h, male and female zebrafish and female fathead minnows were anesthetized in buffered MS-222 and weighed. Whole gonads were removed, weighed, and preserved in RNAlater. Total RNA was isolated from fathead minnow ovary samples using RNeasy kits (Qiagen). RNA quality was assessed with a Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer and quantity was determined using a Nanodrop ND-1000 spectrophotometer (Nanodrop Technologies, Wilmington, DE, USA). Aliquots of six fathead minnow ovary RNA samples per treatment group (two from each replicate per treatment) were prepared for microarray analysis.










Daniel Villeneuve
Dan Villeneuve