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Transcriptome survey of the anhydrobiotic tardigrade Milnesium tardigradum in comparison with Hypsibius dujardini and Richtersius coronifer

Brahim Mali1*, Markus A Grohme1, Frank Förster2, Thomas Dandekar2, Martina Schnölzer3, Dirk Reuter4, Weronika Wełnicz1, Ralph O Schill5 and Marcus Frohme1

Author Affiliations

1 Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics, University of Applied Sciences Wildau, Bahnhofstraße 1, 15745 Wildau, Germany

2 Department of Bioinformatics, Biocenter, University of Würzburg, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg, Germany

3 German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Protein Analysis Facility, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany

4 Oncoscience AG, Wedel, Germany

5 Biological Institute, Zoology, Universität Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 57, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany

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BMC Genomics 2010, 11:168  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-168

Published: 12 March 2010

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Additional file 1:

List of M. tardigradum ESTs and their GenBank accession numbers. This file provides a list of dbEST ID, User ID and GenBank accession numbers of all M. tardigradum ESTs.

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Additional file 2:

GO-enrichment analysis statistics of M. tardigradum datasets. This file contains details about the GO-enrichment analysis between the active and inactive stage of M. tardigradum using GOSSIP. A list of enriched ESTs is provided.

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Additional file 3:

Putative anhydrobiotic transcripts identified in M. tardigradum dataset. This file provides a list of ESTs in active and inactive stages of M. tardigradum that are potentially associated with desiccation tolerance.

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Putative anhydrobiotic transcripts identified in H. dujardini dataset. This file provides a list of H. dujardini sequences that are potentially associated with desiccation tolerance.

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Putative anhydrobiotic transcripts identified in R. coronifer dataset. This file provides a list of R. coronifer sequences that are potentially associated with desiccation tolerance.

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Additional file 6:

Putative orthologous sequences of M. tardigradum against H. dujardini and R. coronifer. This file provides a list of the putative orthologues shared by tardigrade species investigated in this study.

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Additional file 7:

Phylogenetic tree based on tardigrade 18S rRNA sequences. Displays a phylogenetic tree constructed from E. testudo, M. tardigradum, R. coronifer and H. dujardini 18S rRNA sequences.

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