Nanopore Digest: 31st January 2019
Thu 31st January 2019
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Depletion of haemoglobin transcripts and long read sequencing improves the transcriptome annotation of the polar bear
Over-representation of highly abundant transcripts is a problem for whole blood and tissue transcriptome studies. By targeted depletion of haemoglobin transcripts using CRISPR/Cas9 and R2C2-based full-length cDNA sequencing on the MinION, Byrne and colleagues identified a total of 5,831 spliced isoforms and 176 new gene loci in the polar bear transcriptome, demonstrating how full-length cDNA sequencing can provide comprehensive isoform-level transcriptome annotation of a non-model organism.
Webinar: Transcriptome of an Agricultural Pest Delineated by Oxford Nanopore RNA-Seq
In this webinar Anthony Bayega of McGill University will describe how Oxford Nanopore long-read RNA-seq was used to explore the transcriptional landscape of a damaging agricultural pest, the webinar took place on Thursday 14th February 2019.
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