Question: Identifying gene sequence from several species
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kamran.shekh10 wrote:

I want to determine the sequence of a particular gene from several fish species. The sequence of this gene is not available for the species in question in the NCBI nucleotide database. However, the RNA-seq data for these species are available. I do not have powerful computing capabilities. Hence it will be difficult to do the whole RNA seq analysis for several species. Moreover, the analysis of whole data might be useless because I am interested only in one particular gene sequence. Could anyone please suggest an approach to look specifically for the sequence of gene of interest among all these RNA-seq data from different species. Thanks!

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ADD COMMENTlink written 3.2 years ago by kamran.shekh10

While not fool-proof, try blast against SRA at NCBI. When you set your blast up select Sequence Read Archive (SRA) in Choose Search Set under other database. You may be able to further limit the search by using appropriate taxonomy ID.

ADD REPLYlink modified 3.2 years ago • written 3.2 years ago by genomax85k

Thanks for suggesting this approach. As you suggested, I have just tried this approach. For now I have tried blasting known sequence from zebrafish with RNA-seq data on fathead fish using the accession number in database. this produces a several highly similar regions (90-100% identical) but with very short query cover (~2%). I have attached a snapshot of the results [2]. I would be highly thankful if you could suggest me some idea about how to proceed from here to construct the full sequence. Thanks [2]:

ADD REPLYlink modified 3.2 years ago • written 3.2 years ago by kamran.shekh10

You are going to have to recover those reads (either from blast or from original SRA fastq) and then try to do local assemblies. and may be a couple of programs from BBMap suite that would be helpful in this regard.

ADD REPLYlink written 3.2 years ago by genomax85k
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