Started writing a very short proposal
Working treatment groups: warming, acidification, hypoxia (desiccation), warming + acidification, control
Been exploring genes to examine. HIFa (Hypoxia Inducible Factor a), HSP70 (Heat shock protein), DICER,
I am still wondering about immunity. That is what I am most interested in/most familiar with but I am unsure on how to facilitate it as an environmental condition other than polyIC. Maybe I don’t and see if immune related genes get downregulated in the absence of pathogens but presence of other environmental stress? Immunity-related genes to explore: Toll-like receptor 4, Viperin, any of the interleukins, cGAS.