Question: Sheep Mrna And 3'Utr
gravatar for Nicolas Rosewick
8.2 years ago by
Belgium, Brussels
Nicolas Rosewick8.6k wrote:


Where can I found all the mRNA sequences of the sheep (ovis aries) ? and most important the 3'UTR of all of them ? I check on ensembl but the sheep is not in their species list..

Thanks in advance,


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ADD COMMENTlink written 8.2 years ago by Nicolas Rosewick8.6k
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8.2 years ago by
Damian Kao15k
Damian Kao15k wrote:

Sheep in NCBI:

Here is a paper that did a de novo transcriptome assembly:

They assembled around 14,000 transcripts. File is in the supplemental data.

I would dig around more and see if there are more transcriptome papers.

ADD COMMENTlink modified 6.5 years ago by Leonor Palmeira3.7k • written 8.2 years ago by Damian Kao15k

Thanks ! That's a good start. I'll check the available data from this study.

ADD REPLYlink written 8.2 years ago by Nicolas Rosewick8.6k
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8.2 years ago by
Sydney, Australia
Neilfws48k wrote:

Coverage of the sheep genome is low and assembly/annotation are very preliminary. You may have difficulty finding information as precise as 3'-UTRs for many transcripts.

Here is the Ensembl species list, from where you can click through to sheep and view the preliminary display, which states:

Due to the low coverage, fragmented nature of the sheep assembly we are not planning to run a complete Ensembl gene build on it.

Everything that the NCBI databases know about sheep can be found by searching the taxonomy database, then clicking through to this page with links to other Entrez records (nucleotide, protein, SNP etc.) You might be able to do a bulk download from one of those links and parse out sequences annotated with UTRs or other features of interest.

ADD COMMENTlink written 8.2 years ago by Neilfws48k
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8.2 years ago by
Boston, MA USA
Larry_Parnell16k wrote:

At NCBI I ran this query

"Ovis aries"[porgn:__txid9940]

against the EST database and see that there are 338483 entries, many of these will be 3' reads (with 3'-UTR data) and others will be useful in gene assembly whether the genome is in numerous or few fragments. For this, one could compare to bovine or horse or other mammalian RefSeq sets and genome builds for confirmation of the gene models/EST assemblies.

Remember some very early work in gene/genome assembly was using EST data to assemble full-length transcript contigs.

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