UNIT 4.11 RNA-Seq: A Method for Comprehensive Transcriptome Analysis
Published Online: 1 JAN 2010
Copyright © 2010 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Molecular Biology
How to Cite
Nagalakshmi, U., Waern, K. and Snyder, M. 2010. RNA-Seq: A Method for Comprehensive Transcriptome Analysis. Current Protocols in Molecular Biology. 89:II:4.11:4.11.1–4.11.13.
- Published Online: 1 JAN 2010
- Published Print: JAN 2010
A recently developed technique called RNA Sequencing (RNA-Seq) uses massively parallel sequencing to allow transcriptome analyses of genomes at a far higher resolution than is available with Sanger sequencing- and microarray-based methods. In the RNA-Seq method, complementary DNAs (cDNAs) generated from the RNA of interest are directly sequenced using next-generation sequencing technologies. The reads obtained from this can then be aligned to a reference genome in order to construct a whole-genome transcriptome map. RNA-Seq has been used successfully to precisely quantify transcript levels, confirm or revise previously annotated 5′ and 3′ ends of genes, and map exon/intron boundaries. This unit describes protocols for performing RNA-Seq using the Illumina sequencing platform. Curr. Protoc. Mol. Biol. 89:4.11.1-4.11.13. © 2010 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- high-throughput sequencing;
- gene expression;
- cDNA library preparation