Transcriptome Analysis of the Scleractinian Coral Stylophora pistillata

Karako-Lampert, Sarit, Zoccola, Didier, Salmon-Divon, Mali, Katzenellenbogen, Mark, Tambutte, Sylvie, Bertucci, Anthony, Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove, Deleury, Emeline, Allemand, Denis and Levy, Oren (2014) Transcriptome Analysis of the Scleractinian Coral Stylophora pistillata. Plos One, 9 2: . doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0088615

Author Karako-Lampert, Sarit
Zoccola, Didier
Salmon-Divon, Mali
Katzenellenbogen, Mark
Tambutte, Sylvie
Bertucci, Anthony
Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove
Deleury, Emeline
Allemand, Denis
Levy, Oren
Title Transcriptome Analysis of the Scleractinian Coral Stylophora pistillata
Formatted title
Transcriptome Analysis of the Scleractinian Coral Stylophora pistillata
Journal name Plos One   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1932-6203
Publication date 2014-02-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0088615
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 9
Issue 2
Total pages 11
Place of publication San Francisco, United States
Publisher Public Library of Science
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The principal architects of coral reefs are the scleractinian corals; these species are divided in two major clades referred to as “robust” and “complex” corals. Although the molecular diversity of the “complex” clade has received considerable attention, with several expressed sequence tag (EST) libraries and a complete genome sequence having been constructed, the “robust” corals have received far less attention, despite the fact that robust corals have been prominent focal points for ecological and physiological studies. Filling this gap affords important opportunities to extend these studies and to improve our understanding of the differences between the two major clades. Here, we present an EST library from Stylophora pistillata (Esper 1797) and systematically analyze the assembled transcripts compared to putative homologs from the complete proteomes of six well-characterized metazoans: Nematostella vectensis, Hydra magnipapillata, Caenorhabditis elegans, Drosophila melanogaster, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Ciona intestinalis and Homo sapiens. Furthermore, comparative analyses of the Stylophora pistillata ESTs were performed against several Cnidaria from the Scleractinia, Actiniaria and Hydrozoa, as well as against other stony corals separately. Functional characterization of S. pistillata transcripts into KOG/COG categories and further description of Wnt and bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling pathways showed that the assembled EST library provides sufficient data and coverage. These features of this new library suggest considerable opportunities for extending our understanding of the molecular and physiological behavior of “robust” corals.
Keyword Bone morphogenetic proteins
Factor beta family
Sea anemone
Hermatypic corals
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article number e88615.

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