A reference transcriptome and inferred proteome for the salamander Notophthalmus viridescens.
Ilgar Abdullayev, Matthew Kirkham, Åsa K Björklund, András Simon, Rickard Sandberg
Experimental Cell Research | Published : 2013
Salamanders have a remarkable capacity to regenerate complex tissues, such as limbs and brain, and are therefore an important comparative model system for regenerative medicine. Despite these unique properties among adult vertebrates, the genomic information for amphibians in general, and salamanders in particular, is scarce. Here, we used massive parallel sequencing to reconstruct a de novo reference transcriptome of the red spotted newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) containing 118,893 transcripts with a N50 length of 2016 nts. Comparisons to other vertebrates revealed a newt transcriptome that is comparable in size and characteristics to well-annotated vertebrate transcriptomes. Identificati..View full abstract