Kanmani Chandra RajanThe University of Hong Kong | HKU · School of Biological Sciences
Kanmani Chandra Rajan
Doctor of Philosophy (Biology)
Post doctoral researcher, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Hong Kong
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Post doctoral researcher at School of Biological Sciences, The University of Hong Kong studying invertebrate (oyster) biomineralisation under ocean acidification using RNA seq, DNA methylation and shell mechanical property analysis.
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Ocean acidification (OA) is the decline in seawater pH and saturation levels of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) minerals that has led to concerns for calcifying organisms such as corals, oysters and mussels because of the adverse effects of OA on their biomineralisation, shells and skeletons. A range of cellular biology, geochemistry and materials scienc...
High-CO2 induced ocean acidification (OA) reduces the calcium carbonate (CaCO3) saturation level (Ω) and the pH of oceans. Consequently, OA is causing a serious threat to several ecologically and economically important biomineralising molluscs. Biomineralisation is a highly controlled biochemical process by which molluscs deposit their calcareous s...
Biomineralisation is one of the key processes that is notably affected in marine calcifiers such as oysters under ocean acidification (OA). Understanding molecular changes in the biomineralisation process under OA and its heritability, therefore, is key to developing conservation strategies for protecting ecologically and economically important oys...
Biomineralization is one of the key biochemical processes in calcifying bivalve species such as oysters that is affected by ocean acidification (OA). Larval life stages of oysters are made of aragonite crystals whereas the adults are made of calcite and/or aragonite. Though both calcite and aragonite are crystal polymorphs of calcium carbonate, the...