Identification and assessment of differentially expressed genes involved in growth regulation in Apostichopus japonicus
“Identification and assessment of differentially expressed genes involved in growth regulation in Apostichopus japonicus”, vol. 12, pp. 3028-3037, 2013.,
Rapid and efficient growth is a major consideration and challenge for global mariculture. The differential growth rate of the sea cucumber, Apostichopus japonicus, has significantly hampered the total production of the industry. In the present study, forward and reverse suppression subtractive hybridization libraries were constructed and sequenced from a fast-growth group and a slow-growth group of the sea cucumber. A total of 142 differentially expressed sequence tags (ESTs) with insertions longer than 150 bp were identified and further analyzed.