The utility of reptile blood transcriptomes in molecular ecology

Tonia S Schwartz, Damien S Waits, Dasia Y Simpson, Amanda M Sparkman & Anne M Bronikowski
Reptiles and other non-mammalian vertebrates have transcriptionally active nucleated red blood cells. If blood transcriptomes can provide quantitative data to address questions relevant to molecular ecology, this could circumvent the need to euthanize animals to assay tissues. This would allow longitudinal sampling of animals’ responses to treatments, as well as sampling of protected taxa. We developed and annotated blood transcriptomes from six reptile species. We found on average 25,000 proteins are being transcribed in the...
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