Comparative analysis of gill transcriptomes of two freshwater crayfish, Cherax cainii and C. destructor

Ali, Muhammad Yousuf, Pavasovic, Ana, Amin, Shorash, Mather, Peter B., & Prentis, Peter J. (2015) Comparative analysis of gill transcriptomes of two freshwater crayfish, Cherax cainii and C. destructor. Marine Genomics, 22, pp. 11-13.

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Abstract

We undertook deep sequencing of gill transcriptomes from two freshwater crayfish, Cherax cainii and Cherax destructor, in order to generate genomic resources for future genomics research. Over 83 and 100 million high quality (quality score (Q) ≥ 30) paired-end Illumina reads (150 bp) were assembled into 147,101 and 136,622 contigs in C. cainii and C. destructor, respectively. A total of 24,630 and 23,623 contigs received significant BLASTx hits and allowed the identification of multiple gill expressed candidate genes associated with pH and salinity balance. These functionally annotated transcripts will provide a resource to facilitate comparative genomic research in the genus Cherax, and in particular allow insights into respiratory and osmoregulatory physiology of this group of animals.

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ID Code: 86430
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Cherax, Transcriptome, Genomics, Gills, Physiology
DOI: 10.1016/j.margen.2015.03.004
ISSN: 1874-7787
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: 2015 Elsevier B.V.
Deposited On: 06 Aug 2015 00:43
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2015 04:48

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