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

by Baumgarten Sebastian, Bayer Till, Aranda Manuel, Liew Yi Jin, Carr Adrian, Micklem Gos, Voolstra Christian R.
Year: 2013


​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.


​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.


Symbiodinium Dinoflagellates Scleractinian Corals Symbiont Coral Reefs Small RNA (smRNA) MicroRNA (miRNA) Small Interfering RNA (siRNA) mRNA Expression Profiling RNAseq