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Methylation changes associated with early maturation stages in the Atlantic salmon

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Title
Methylation changes associated with early maturation stages in the Atlantic salmon
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BMC Genetics, January 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2156-12-86
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Paloma Morán, Andrés Pérez-Figueroa

Abstract

Early maturation in the Atlantic salmon is an interesting subject for numerous research lines. Prior to sea migration, parr can reach sexual maturation and successfully fertilize adult female eggs during the reproductive season. These individuals are known as precocious parr, mature parr or "sneakers". Reasons for early maturation are unknown and this transitory stage is usually considered to be a threshold trait. Here, we compare methylation patterns between mature and immature salmon parr from two different rivers in order to infer if such methylation differences may be related to their maturation condition. First we analyzed genetic differences between rivers by means of AFLPs. Then, we compared the DNA methylation differences between mature and immature parrs, using a Methylation-Sensitive Amplified Polymorphism (MSAP), which is a modification of the AFLPs method by making use of the differential sensitivity of a pair of restriction enzymes isoschizomeres to cytosine methylation. The tissues essayed included brain, liver and gonads.

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Country Count As %
Spain 3 2%
United States 2 1%
Portugal 1 <1%
China 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Russia 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Unknown 125 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 34 25%
Researcher 31 23%
Student > Master 22 16%
Professor 10 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 6%
Other 23 17%
Unknown 7 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 91 67%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 17 13%
Environmental Science 11 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 1%
Unspecified 1 <1%
Other 4 3%
Unknown 9 7%

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