I spent today diving into the literature on sea star physiology including immunity, wound healing, and structural processes. We’ve found a lot of helpful information by working as a team to dig up papers, but we know it’s only just begun.
I’ve added the papers I was reading through to a shared folder so that we can save time by reviewing what other’s have found as well.
Exploring the literature will help provide context for the genes in the seastar transcriptome and the DEGs. Another interesting way to use the information from past work on sea stars and other echinoderms would be to provide further detail on genes that are present in the transcriptome, yet not differentially expressed.