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This article is part of the supplement: The 2009 International Conference on Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (BioComp 2009)

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Generation, analysis and functional annotation of expressed sequence tags from the sheepshead minnow (Cyprinodon variegatus)

Mehdi Pirooznia1, Alexander Pozhitkov2, Edward J Perkins3, Youping Deng4* and Marius Brouwer2*

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1 School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 21287, USA

2 Department of Coastal Sciences, University of Southern Mississippi., Hattiesburg, MS, USA

3 Environmental Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS, 39180, USA

4 SpecPro Inc., 3909 Halls Ferry Rd, Vicksburg, MS, 39180, USA

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BMC Genomics 2010, 11(Suppl 2):S4  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-S2-S4

Published: 2 November 2010

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Sheepshead minnow (Cyprinodon variegatus) are small fish capable of withstanding exposure to very low levels of dissolved oxygen, as well as extreme temperatures and salinities. It is an important model in understanding the impacts and biological response to hypoxia and co-occurring compounding stressors such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, endocrine disrupting chemicals, metals and herbicides. Here, we initiated a project to sequence and analyze over 10,000 ESTs generated from the Sheepshead minnow (Cyprinodon variegatus) as a resource for investigating stressor responses.