High-throughput SNP discovery and transcriptome expression profiles from the salmon louse Caligus rogercresseyi (Copepoda: Caligidae)
The salmon louse Caligus rogercresseyi is the dominant ectoparasite species affecting the salmon aquaculture industry in the Southern hemisphere, and it is currently the main cause for economic losses in Chilean aquaculture. However, despite the great concern over Caligus infestations, genomic information on this louse is still scarce, even while the need to develop high-resolution molecular markers is growing. This study provides the first deep transcriptome survey to identify thousands of SNP markers from C. rogercresseyi, with a total of 69,466 SNPs identified using the MiSeq platform (Illumina (R)), 30,605 (52%) of which were found in contigs successfully annotated against known protein databases. Furthermore, in silico gene expression profiles associated with SNP variants were evaluated, and the results evidenced a wide array of genes that were down- and upregulated throughout the developmental stages of C. rogercresseyi. Interestingly, putative KEGG pathways involved in resistance to antiparasitic agents were also identified, where ten pathways were associated with the nervous system and one was related to ABC transporters. Taken together, this information could be highly useful for investigating the molecular underpinnings involved in the susceptibility or resistance of salmon lice to chemical treatments. (C) 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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|High-throughput SNP discovery and transcriptome expression profiles from the salmon louse Caligus rogercresseyi (Copepoda: Caligidae)
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|COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY D-GENOMICS PROTEOMICS
|Elsevier Science Inc.
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