Eukaryotic genomes are pervasively transcribed and only a small portion of the transcribed sequences belongs to protein coding genes. High-throughput sequencing technology contributed to consolidate this perspective, allowing the identification of numerous noncoding RNAs with key roles in biological processes. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are transcripts longer than 200 nt with limited phylogenetic conservation, expressed at low levels and characterized by tissue/organ specific expression profiles. Although a large set of lncRNAs has been identified, the functional roles of lncRNAs are only beginning to be recognized and the molecular mechanism of lncRNA-mediated gene regulation remains largely unexplored, particularly in plants where their annotation and characterization are still incomplete. Using public and proprietary poly-(A)+ RNA-seq data as well as a collection of full length ESTs from several organs, developmental stages and stress conditions in three Brachypodium distachyon inbred lines, we describe the identification and the main features of thousands lncRNAs. Here we provide a genome-wide characterization of lncRNAs, highlighting their intraspecies conservation and describing their expression patterns among several organs/tissues and stress conditions. This work represents a fundamental resource to deepen our knowledge on long noncoding RNAs in C3 cereals, allowing the Brachypodium community to exploit these results in future research programs.
|Titolo:||Long noncoding RNAs in the model species Brachypodium distachyon|
BERTOLINI, EDOARDO (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo su Rivista/Article|