Alex Young has published the first (of hopefully three!) articles from his MSc. This first one is a key step for a new way to explore the peripheral nervous system of gastropods. Working with transcriptome data shared by Dan Jackson and with Carmen Landry‘s help in the lab, Alex established which genes have highly stable gene expression in the pond snail, Lymnaea stagnalis, and therefore which would be effective as a reference when studying the relative expression levels of other genes (such as genes expressed in neurons – that’s manuscript number two in the works).
2019. Tissue-specific evaluation of suitable reference genes for RT-qPCR in the pond snail, Lymnaea stagnalis. PeerJ 7:e7888 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.7888