Pinna nobilis salvation
P.R. José Rafael Garcia March, Jose Tena, Pablo Sanchis, Nikoleta Ntalamagka
problematic: Assisted reproduction under captivity
description: The new project opens new lines of work to try to achieve the reproduction in captivity of this mollusk and thus contribute to the salvation of this species. With this objective, NEUPINNA is based on the need for a better understanding of the reproductive mechanisms of this species. Thus, the use of next-generation sequencing techniques followed by transcriptome analysis of gonadal ganglia and tissues will allow the identification of specific neuropeptides, previously reported as key factors for gonadal maturation and reproduction in mollusks.