Journal article

Data Descriptor: Transcriptome sequencing and molecular markers discovery in the gonads of Portunus sanguinolentus

Yin Zhang, Guidong Miao, Qingyang Wu, Fan Lin, Cuihong You, Shuqi Wang, Jude Juventus Aweya, Hongyu Ma

SCIENTIFIC DATA | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2018

Abstract

Crab culture has gained prominence in the last decade due to the large global market demand for live crabs and crab products. Portunus sanguinolentus is one of the economically important crab species in the Indo-Pacific region, with distinct differences in growth and size between male and female crabs, thus, leading to huge difference in their market values. The culture of P. sanguinolentus is still in its infancy, with crab supplies heavily dependent on wild catch. In order to unravel the molecular differences between male and female crabs, we generated a comprehensive transcriptomic dataset for P. sanguinolentus by sequencing the gonads of both sexes using the Illumina Hiseq 2500 system. T..

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Grants

Awarded by STU Scientific Research Foundation for Talents


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by the National Program for Support of Top-Notch Young Professionals, the STU Scientific Research Foundation for Talents (No. NTF17006), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 31772837), and the "Sail Plan" Program for the Introduction of Outstanding Talents of Guangdong Province, China.