BACKGROUND:With the advent of next generation sequencing it has become possible to detect genomic variation on a large scale. However, predicting which genomic variants are damaging to gene function remains a challenge, as knowledge of the effects of genomic variation on gene expression is still limited. Recombinant inbred panels are powerful tools to study the cis and trans effects of genetic variation on molecular phenotypes such as gene expression. RESULTS:We generated a comprehensive invento ...[more]
Project description:We used Nimblegen HD aCGH to detect copy-number variants between genomes of BN and SHR rats Overall design: Comparison of single BN against single SHR individual in a dye-swap experiment
Project description:BXH/HXB rat recombinant inbred (RI) strains are derived from the spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR/Ola) and the Brown Norway congenic strains carrying the polydactylyl-luxate mutation (BN-Lx). Tissue from the apex of left ventricle of the heart was disected from 128 RI SHR/Ola and BN-Lx parental strains, RNA was extracted and labelled and hybridised to Affymetrix Rat Genome 230 2.0 Arrays.