Detection of sequence polymorphisms in red junglefowl and White Leghorn ESTs. Academic Article uri icon


  • Over 16,000 high quality expressed sequence tags (ESTs) from red junglefowl (RJ) and White Leghorn (WL) brain and testis cDNA libraries were generated. Here, we have used this resource for detection of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), and also completed full-length sequencing of 46 pairs of clones, representing the same gene from both the RJ and WL libraries. From the main set of ESTs, which were assembled using Phrap, 746 putative SNPs were identified, of which 76% were transitions and 24% were transversions. A subset of SNPs was evaluated by sequence analysis of five RJ and five WL birds. Nine of 12 SNPs were verified in this limited sample, suggesting that a majority of the putative polymorphisms documented in this study represent real SNPs. During full-length sequencing of the 46 RJ/WL clones 100 SNPs were identified, which translated to a frequency of 1.90 SNPs/1000 bp. The number of transitions and transversions were 77% and 23%, respectively, and the proportion of non-synonymous vs. synonymous SNPs was 20% and 80%, respectively. Four large insertions/deletions were identified between the RJ and WL full-length sequences, and they appear to represent different splice variants.

published proceedings

  • Anim Genet

author list (cited authors)

  • Fitzsimmons, C. J., Savolainen, P., Amini, B., Hjlm, G., Lundeberg, J., & Andersson, L.

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • Fitzsimmons, CJ||Savolainen, P||Amini, B||Hjälm, G||Lundeberg, J||Andersson, L

publication date

  • October 2004