Transcriptome discovery in non-model wild fish species for the development of quantitative transcript abundance assays

Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part D: Genomics and Proteomics
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Abstract

Environmental studies increasingly identify the presence of both contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) and legacy contaminants in aquatic environments; however, the biological effects of these compounds on resident fishes remain largely unknown. High throughput methodologies were employed to establish partial transcriptomes for three wild-caught, non-model fish species; smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu), white sucker (Catostomus commersonii) and brown bullhead (Ameiurus nebulosus). Sequences from these transcriptome databases were utilized in the development of a custom nCounter CodeSet that allowed for direct multiplexed measurement of 50 transcript abundance endpoints in liver tissue. Sequence information was also utilized in the development of quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) primers. Cross-species hybridization allowed the smallmouth bass nCounter CodeSet to be used for quantitative transcript abundance analysis of an additional non-model species, largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides). We validated the nCounter analysis data system with qPCR for a subset of genes and confirmed concordant results. Changes in transcript abundance biomarkers between sexes and seasons were evaluated to provide baseline data on transcript modulation for each species of interest.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Transcriptome discovery in non-model wild fish species for the development of quantitative transcript abundance assays
Series title Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part D: Genomics and Proteomics
DOI 10.1016/j.cbd.2016.07.001
Volume 20
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Leetown Science Center, Contaminant Biology Program
Description 14 p.
First page 27
Last page 40