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Research Article

DNA Methylation of the Gonadal Aromatase (cyp19a) Promoter Is Involved in Temperature-Dependent Sex Ratio Shifts in the European Sea Bass

  • Laia Navarro-Martín,

    Affiliation: Institut de Ciències del Mar, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain

    Current address: Centre for Advanced Research in Environmental Genomics (CAREG), Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

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  • Jordi Viñas,

    Affiliation: Institut de Ciències del Mar, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain

    Current address: Laboratori d'Ictiologia Genètica, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de Girona, Girona, Spain

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  • Laia Ribas,

    Affiliation: Institut de Ciències del Mar, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain

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  • Noelia Díaz,

    Affiliation: Institut de Ciències del Mar, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain

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  • Arantxa Gutiérrez,

    Affiliation: Centre de Regulació Genòmica (CRG)/ICREA and Univeristat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, Spain

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  • Luciano Di Croce,

    Affiliation: Centre de Regulació Genòmica (CRG)/ICREA and Univeristat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, Spain

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  • Francesc Piferrer mail

    piferrer@icm.csic.es

    Affiliation: Institut de Ciències del Mar, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain

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  • Published: December 29, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002447

About the Authors

Laia Navarro-Martín, Jordi Viñas, Laia Ribas, Noelia Díaz, Francesc Piferrer
Institut de Ciències del Mar, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain
Arantxa Gutiérrez, Luciano Di Croce
Centre de Regulació Genòmica (CRG)/ICREA and Univeristat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, Spain

Corresponding Author

Email: piferrer@icm.csic.es

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LN-M JV LDC FP. Performed the experiments: LN-M JV LR ND AG. Analyzed the data: LN-M JV LR ND AG FP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FP LDC. Wrote the paper: LN-M JV FP.