Comparative analysis of the transcriptome across distant species

Gerstein, M. B., Rozowsky, J., Yan, K. K., Wang, D., Cheng, C., Brown, J. B., Davis, C. A., Hillier, L., Sisu, C., Li, J. J., Pei, B., Harmanci, A. O., Duff, M. O., Djebali, S., Alexander, R. P., Alver, B. H., Auerbach, R., Bell, K., Bickel, P. J., Boeck, M. E., Boley, N. P., Booth, B. W., Cherbas, L., Cherbas, P., Di, C., Dobin, A., Drenkow, J., Ewing, B., Fang, G., Fastuca, M., Feingold, E. A., Frankish, A., Gao, G., Good, P. J., Guigo, R., Hammonds, A., Harrow, J., Hoskins, R. A., Howald, C., Hu, L., Huang, H., Hubbard, T. J., Huynh, C., Jha, S., Kasper, D., Kato, M., Kaufman, T. C., Kitchen, R. R., Ladewig, E., Lagarde, J., Lai, E., Leng, J., Lu, Z., MacCoss, M., May, G., McWhirter, R., Merrihew, G., Miller, D. M., Mortazavi, A., Murad, R., Oliver, B., Olson, S., Park, P. J., Pazin, M. J., Perrimon, N., Pervouchine, D., Reinke, V., Reymond, A., Robinson, G., Samsonova, A., Saunders, G. I., Schlesinger, F., Sethi, A., Slack, F. J., Spencer, W. C., Stoiber, M. H., Strasbourger, P., Tanzer, A., Thompson, O. A., Wan, K. H., Wang, G., Wang, H., Watkins, K. L., Wen, J., Wen, K., Xue, C., Yang, L., Yip, K., Zaleski, C., Zhang, Y., Zheng, H., Brenner, S. E., Graveley, B. R., Celniker, S. E., Gingeras, T. R., Waterston, R. (2014) Comparative analysis of the transcriptome across distant species. Nature, 512 (7515). pp. 445-8. ISSN 0028-0836

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25164755
DOI: 10.1038/nature13424

Abstract

The transcriptome is the readout of the genome. Identifying common features in it across distant species can reveal fundamental principles. To this end, the ENCODE and modENCODE consortia have generated large amounts of matched RNA-sequencing data for human, worm and fly. Uniform processing and comprehensive annotation of these data allow comparison across metazoan phyla, extending beyond earlier within-phylum transcriptome comparisons and revealing ancient, conserved features. Specifically, we discover co-expression modules shared across animals, many of which are enriched in developmental genes. Moreover, we use expression patterns to align the stages in worm and fly development and find a novel pairing between worm embryo and fly pupae, in addition to the embryo-to-embryo and larvae-to-larvae pairings. Furthermore, we find that the extent of non-canonical, non-coding transcription is similar in each organism, per base pair. Finally, we find in all three organisms that the gene-expression levels, both coding and non-coding, can be quantitatively predicted from chromatin features at the promoter using a 'universal model' based on a single set of organism-independent parameters.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: bioinformatics
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > transcriptomes
CSHL Authors:
Communities: CSHL Cancer Center Program > Gene Regulation and Cell Proliferation
CSHL Cancer Center Shared Resources > Functional Genomics and Genetics Service
CSHL labs > Gingeras lab
Watson School > Publications
CSHL Cancer Center Shared Resources > Bioinformatics Service
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2014 14:41
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2015 17:06
PMCID: PMC4155737
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/30733

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