Exploring the gonad transcriptome of two extreme male pigs with RNA-seq.

TitleExploring the gonad transcriptome of two extreme male pigs with RNA-seq.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsEsteve-Codina A, Kofler R, Palmieri N, Bussotti G, Notredame C, Pérez-Enciso M
JournalBMC Genomics
Volume12
Pagination552
Abstract

Although RNA-seq greatly advances our understanding of complex transcriptome landscapes, such as those found in mammals, complete RNA-seq studies in livestock and in particular in the pig are still lacking. Here, we used high-throughput RNA sequencing to gain insight into the characterization of the poly-A RNA fraction expressed in pig male gonads. An expression analysis comparing different mapping approaches and detection of allele specific expression is also discussed in this study.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2164-12-552
DOI10.1186/1471-2164-12-552