Conservation of small RNA pathways in platypus

Murchison, E. P., Kheradpour, P., Sachidanandam, R., Smith, C., Hodges, E., Xuan, Z., Kellis, M., Grutzner, F., Stark, A., Hannon, G. J. (June 2008) Conservation of small RNA pathways in platypus. Genome Research, 18 (6). pp. 995-1004. ISSN 1088-9051

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DOI: 10.1101/gr.073056.107

Abstract

Small RNA pathways play evolutionarily conserved roles in gene regulation and defense from parasitic nucleic acids. The character and expression patterns of small RNAs show conservation throughout animal lineages, but specific animal clades also show variations on these recurring themes, including species-specific small RNAs. The monotremes, with only platypus and four species of echidna as extant members, represent the basal branch of the mammalian lineage. Here, we examine the small RNA pathways of monotremes by deep sequencing of six platypus and echidna tissues. We find that highly conserved microRNA species display their signature tissue-specific expression patterns. In addition, we find a large rapidly evolving cluster of microRNAs on platypus chromosome X1, which is unique to monotremes. Platypus and echidna testes contain a robust Piwi-interacting (piRNA) system, which appears to be participating in ongoing transposon defense.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > annotation > sequence annotation
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > Mapping and Rendering > Sequence Rendering
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > genes, structure and function > gene expression
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > miRNA
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > miRNA

bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > sRNA
CSHL Authors:
Communities: CSHL labs > Hannon lab
CSHL labs > Sachidanandam lab
Watson School > Publications
Depositing User: Editor Margaret Fantz
Date: June 2008
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2012 18:51
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2016 21:28
PMCID: PMC2413167
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/26129

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