Construction of subtracted EST and normalised cDNA libraries from liver of chemical-exposed three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) containing pollutant-responsive genes as a resource for transcriptome analysis
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The three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) is ideally suited to laboratory studies, while its wide distribution in the northern hemisphere gives it great potential as a sentinel organism. In the setting of a UK-wide collaboration (Fish Toxicogenomics) we have developed a microarray for transcriptomic analysis of chemical responses in populations of G. aculeatus under laboratory and field conditions. Although several EST libraries are available for this species none are from chem i cal -exposed fish and thus unlikely to include a full set of potlutant-responsive genes. To harvest such transcripts cDNA libraries were produced from liver of chemical-exposed mature males. Two normalised full-length libraries were generated by different methods: (1) partial subtraction of polyA' RNA against solid-phase cDNA using magnetic bead technology; (2) degradation of double stranded cDNA formed by abundant transcripts. To enrich for pollutant-responsive genes a subtracted EST library was also generated. For each library -1.5 K clones were sequenced and characterised using Blast2GO. All libraries contained pollutant-responsive transcripts not Previously available while additionally the subtracted library was generally enriched -1.210-fold for transcripts expected to be induced in response to the pollutants. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Marine Environmental Research|
|Early online date||26 Feb 2008|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2008|
- cDNA, normalisation, subtractive suppression hybridisation, microarray, stickleback