Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Genome-wide identification of female-enriched genes in zebrafish
Authors: Wen, C.
Zhang, Z.
Ma, W.
Xu, M.
Wen, Z. 
Peng, J. 
Keywords: DNA microarray
Female-enriched genes
Issue Date: Jan-2005
Citation: Wen, C., Zhang, Z., Ma, W., Xu, M., Wen, Z., Peng, J. (2005-01). Genome-wide identification of female-enriched genes in zebrafish. Developmental Dynamics 232 (1) : 171-179. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Characteristic differences in morphology, physiology, and behavior between a male and female are correlated to the differential selection of sex-dependent transcriptomes. By using a cDNA array carrying -9,000 zebrafish unique genes, we identified a group of genes whose expression are enriched in the female fish. A subset of these genes have been confirmed and further grouped as egg-enriched genes, as both somatic- and egg-enriched genes or as somatic-enriched genes by means of RNA gel blot hybridization. Most importantly, a significant proportion of these genes are either functionally unknown or are novel genes. Thus, future studies of this group of genes will help us greatly to understand more about sex-determination and sex-related physiology and behavior. In addition, comparison of zebrafish female-enriched genes with that in Drosophila, we found that only germline genes are shared between vertebrate and invertebrate, suggesting that the process of oogenesis is highly conserved during the evolution. © 2004 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Source Title: Developmental Dynamics
ISSN: 10588388
DOI: 10.1002/dvdy.20210
Appears in Collections:Staff Publications

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.


checked on May 31, 2023


checked on May 23, 2023

Page view(s)

checked on May 25, 2023

Google ScholarTM



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.