Dataset features


Application: Gene expression microarray analysis
Number of samples: 32
Release date: Sep 16 2013
Last update date: Dec 2 2013
Access: Public
Chemicals: Carbon, Methane, Phosphates
Dataset link Time series of Methanococcus maripaludis MM901, a shift from a H2-excess condition to a H2-limiting condition

Experimental Protocol

The strain was grown by continuous culture in a one-liter fermenter (New Brunswick Scientific, Edison, NJ) at 37°C (FEMS Microbiol Lett 238: 85-91, 2004). Medium and gas compositions were modified from those for non-limiting conditions (BMC Microbiol 9: 149, 2009). Growth conditions were carefully designed to separate the effects of different environmental factors. To ensure physico-chemical factors being constant, all cell cultures were performed using continuous cultivations with a constant dilution rate. The standard gassing regime was 110 mL/min H2, 40 mL/min CO2, 35 mL/min Ar, and 15 mL/min H2S/Ar mixture (1:99). For shifts from a H2 excess to a H2 limited condition, H2 was lowered from standard 110 mL/min to 21 mL/min and Ar was raised from standard 35 mL/min to 125 mL/min. The dilution rate was held constant at 0.083 h-1. For time-series array data, cultures before perturbation were allowed to reach steady state. We rapidly changed concentration(s) of H2 and/or a nutrient, and sampled at intervals after the perturbation; right away, after 5 mins, 10, 20, 30, 45, 60, 90, 120, 180, and 300 mins. Culture samples (1.5 mL) were rapidly removed from the chemostat vessels by syringe and cell pellets collected by microcentrifugation, immediately frozen in an ethanol-dry ice bath, and stored at -80°C. Total RNA from each sample was compared against a reference RNA pool that was generated in bulk from a mid-log phase culture of MM901. Total RNA from samples and reference were directly labeled with Cy3 or Cy5, and were hybridized to the tiling array. After hybridization and washing according to array manufacturer's instructions, the arrays were scanned by Microarray Scanner (Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, CA). Dye-flip experiments were done for each sample.