The Coral Symbiomics Lab
Red Sea Research Center
Division of Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering

Publications in 2013

Integrating microRNA and mRNA expression profiling in Symbiodinium microadriaticum, a dinoflagellate symbiont of reef-building corals

​Baumgarten, Sebastian, Till Bayer, Manuel Aranda, Yi Jin Liew, Adrian Carr, Gos Micklem, and Christian R. Voolstra. "Integrating Microrna and Mrna Expression Profiling in Symbiodinium Microadriaticum, a Dinoflagellate Symbiont of Reef-Building Corals." BMC genomics 14, no. 1 (2013): 704.
Baumgarten Sebastian, Bayer Till, Aranda Manuel, Liew Yi Jin, Carr Adrian, Micklem Gos, Voolstra Christian R.
Symbiodinium Dinoflagellates, Scleractinian corals, Symbiont, Coral reef, Small RNA (smRNA), microRNA (miRNA), Small interfering RNA (siRNA), mRNA, Expression profiling, RNAseq
Animal and plant genomes produce numerous small RNAs (smRNAs) that regulate gene expression post-transcriptionally affecting metabolism, development, and epigenetic inheritance. In order to characterize the repertoire of endogenous smRNAs and potential gene targets in dinoflagellates, we conducted smRNA and mRNA expression profiling over 9 experimental treatments of cultures from Symbiodinium microadriaticum, a photosynthetic symbiont of scleractinian corals.