Fast skeletal muscle transcriptome of the gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) determined by next generation sequencing

Daniel Garcia de la Serrana, Alicia Estévez, Karl Andree, Ian A Johnston

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Abstract / Description of output

The gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata L.) occurs around the Mediterranean and along Eastern Atlantic coasts from Great Britain to Senegal. It is tolerant of a wide range of temperatures and salinities and is often found in brackish coastal lagoons and estuarine areas, particularly early in its life cycle. Gilthead sea bream are extensively cultivated in the Mediterranean with an annual production of 125,000 metric tonnes. Here we present a de novo assembly of the fast skeletal muscle transcriptome of gilthead sea bream using 454 reads and identify gene paralogues, splice variants and microsatellite repeats. An annotated transcriptome of the skeletal muscle will facilitate understanding of the genetic and molecular basis of traits linked to production in this economically important species.
Original languageEnglish
Article number181
JournalBMC Genomics
Volume13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Animals
  • Databases, Genetic
  • Microsatellite Repeats
  • Muscle, Skeletal
  • Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide
  • RNA Splicing
  • Sea Bream
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Temperature
  • Transcription Factors
  • Transcriptome

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