Coral genomics and transcriptomics — ushering in a new era in coral biology

Miller, David, Ball, Eldon E., Foret, Sylvain, and Satoh, Nori (2011) Coral genomics and transcriptomics — ushering in a new era in coral biology. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 408 (1-2). pp. 114-119.

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The advent of "next-gen" DNA sequencing technology promises new insights into many fundamental aspects of coral biology, not only through genome sequencing but also as an affordable alternative to microarray analysis in determination of relative gene expression levels. Whole genome sequencing projects are underway, using this technology, for two Acropora species, but the data are in assembly and not yet public; here we review how we came to this point, molecular resources currently available for corals and the "post-genomic" future of coral biology.

Item ID: 21275
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 0022-0981
Keywords: Acropora; coral; genome; high-throughput sequencing; transcriptome
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2012 05:41
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0604 Genetics > 060405 Gene Expression (incl Microarray and other genome-wide approaches) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%
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