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Automated detection of ncRNAs in the draft genome sequence of a colonial tunicate: the carpet sea squirt Didemnum vexillum

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Autor(es):
Velandia-Huerto, Cristian A. ; Gittenberger, Adriaan A. ; Brown, Federico D. ; Stadler, Peter F. ; Bermudez-Santana, Clara I.
Número total de Autores: 5
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: BMC Genomics; v. 17, AUG 30 2016.
Citações Web of Science: 6
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Background: The colonial ascidian Didemnum vexillum, sea carpet squirt, is not only a key marine organism to study morphological ancestral patterns of chordates evolution but it is also of great ecological importance due to its status as a major invasive species. Non-coding RNAs, in particular microRNAs (miRNAs), are important regulatory genes that impact development and environmental adaptation. Beyond miRNAs, not much in known about tunicate ncRNAs. Results: We provide here a comprehensive homology-based annotation of non-coding RNAs in the recently sequenced genome of D. vexillum. To this end we employed a combination of several computational approaches, including blast searches with a wide range of parameters, and secondary structured centered survey with infernal. The resulting candidate set was curated extensively to produce a high-quality ncRNA annotation of the first draft of the D. vexillum genome. It comprises 57 miRNA families, 4 families of ribosomal RNAs, 22 isoacceptor classes of tRNAs (of which more than 72% of loci are pseudogenes), 13 snRNAs, 12 snoRNAs, and 1 other RNA family. Additionally, 21 families of mitochondrial tRNAs and 2 of mitochondrial ribosomal RNAs and 1 long non-coding RNA. Conclusions: The comprehensive annotation of the D. vexillum non-coding RNAs provides a starting point towards a better understanding of the restructuring of the small RNA system in ascidians. Furthermore it provides a valuable research for efforts to establish detailed non-coding RNA annotations for other recently published and recently sequences in tunicate genomes. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 15/50164-5 - Células-tronco, brotação e a evolução da colonialidade em ascídias
Beneficiário:Federico David Brown Almeida
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Apoio a Jovens Pesquisadores