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Gopinath, G. and Srikeerthana, K. and Tomar, A. and Sekhar, S.M.C. and Arunkumar, K.P. (2017) RNA sequencing reveals a complete but an unconventional type of dosage compensation in the domestic silkworm Bombyx mori. Royal Society Open Science, 4 (7). p. 170261. ISSN 2054-5703

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Sex chromosomal dose difference between sexes is often normalized by a gene regulatory mechanism called dosage compensation (DC). Studies indicate that DC mechanisms are generally effective in XY rather than ZW systems. However, DC studies in lepidopterans (ZW system) gave bewildering results. In Manduca sexta, DC was complete and in Plodia interpunctella, it was incomplete. In Heliconius species, dosage was found to be partly incomplete. In domesticated silkmoth Bombyx mori, DC studies have yielded contradictory results thus far, showing incomplete DC based on microarray data and a possible existence of DC based on recent reanalysis of same data. In this study, analysis of B. mori sexed embryos (78, 96 and 120 h) and larval heads using RNA sequencing suggest an onset of DC at 120 h. The average Z-linked expression is substantially less than autosomes, and the male-biased Z-linked expression observed at initial stages (78 and 96 h) gets almost compensated at 120 h embryonic stage and perfectly compensated in heads. Based on these findings, we suggest a complete but an unconventional type of DC, which may be achieved by reduced Z-linked expression in males (ZZ). To our knowledge, this is the first next-generation sequencing report showing DC in B. mori, clarifying the previous contradictions.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Dr P Divakar
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2017 11:09
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2017 11:09
URI: http://cdfd.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/790

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