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The Tasmanian devil transcriptome reveals Schwann cell origins of a clonally transmissible cancer (small RNA sequencing)

Identifiers: SRA: SRP001725
BioProject: PRJNA118101
GEO: GSE18352
Study Type: 
Transcriptome Analysis
Abstract: The Tasmanian devil, a marsupial carnivore, is endangered due to the emergence of a clonally transmissible cancer known as Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD). This fatal cancer is clonally derived and is an allograft transmitted between devils by biting. We performed a large-scale genetic analysis of DFTD with microsatellite genotyping, mitochondrial genome analysis, as well as deep sequencing of the DFTD transcriptome and miRNAs. These studies confirm that DFTD is a monophyletic clonally transmissible tumor, and suggest that the disease is of Schwann cell origin. On the basis of these results we have generated a diagnostic marker for DFTD, and identify a suite of genes of relevance to DFTD pathology and transmission. We provide a genomic dataset for the Tasmanian devil, which is applicable to cancer diagnosis, disease evolution and conservation biology. This submission contains only small RNA sequence data from this study. Overall design: Small RNA (18 - 24 nt) sequences from 15 Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) tissue samples
Center Project: GSE18352
External Link: /pubmed:20044575

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15 ( 15 samples )
15 (715.3Mbp; 496.5Mb)
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fastq 11