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De novo assembling and primary analysis of genome and transcriptome of gray whale Eschrichtius robustus

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, December 2017
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Title
De novo assembling and primary analysis of genome and transcriptome of gray whale Eschrichtius robustus
Published in
BMC Evolutionary Biology, December 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12862-017-1103-z
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Authors

Alexey А. Moskalev, Anna V. Kudryavtseva, Alexander S. Graphodatsky, Violetta R. Beklemisheva, Natalya A. Serdyukova, Konstantin V. Krutovsky, Vadim V. Sharov, Ivan V. Kulakovskiy, Andrey S. Lando, Artem S. Kasianov, Dmitry A. Kuzmin, Yuliya A. Putintseva, Sergey I. Feranchuk, Mikhail V. Shaposhnikov, Vadim E. Fraifeld, Dmitri Toren, Anastasia V. Snezhkina, Vasily V. Sitnik

Abstract

Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus (E. robustus), is a single member of the family Eschrichtiidae, which is considered to be the most primitive in the class Cetacea. Gray whale is often described as a "living fossil". It is adapted to extreme marine conditions and has a high life expectancy (77 years). The assembly of a gray whale genome and transcriptome will allow to carry out further studies of whale evolution, longevity, and resistance to extreme environment. In this work, we report the first de novo assembly and primary analysis of the E. robustus genome and transcriptome based on kidney and liver samples. The presented draft genome assembly is complete by 55% in terms of a total genome length, but only by 24% in terms of the BUSCO complete gene groups, although 10,895 genes were identified. Transcriptome annotation and comparison with other whale species revealed robust expression of DNA repair and hypoxia-response genes, which is expected for whales. This preliminary study of the gray whale genome and transcriptome provides new data to better understand the whale evolution and the mechanisms of their adaptation to the hypoxic conditions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 29 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 24%
Researcher 5 17%
Student > Bachelor 3 10%
Professor 2 7%
Student > Master 2 7%
Other 4 14%
Unknown 6 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 41%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 28%
Environmental Science 1 3%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 3%
Unknown 7 24%

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