The blind subterranean mole rat (Spalax ehrenbergi superspecies) is a model animal for survival under extreme environments due to its ability to live in underground habitats under severe hypoxic stress and darkness. Here we report the transcriptome sequencing of Spalax galili, a chromosomal type of S. ehrenbergi. cDNA pools from muscle and brain tissues isolated from animals exposed to hypoxic and normoxic conditions were sequenced using Sanger, GS FLX, and GS FLX Titanium technologies. Assembly ...[more]
Project description:Deep sequencing of mRNA from Spalax galili and Rattus norvegicus Total RNAs were isolated from the brain of female BMRs under various oxygen concentrations (3%, 6%, 10%, 14%, and 21%) for 6 hours. We also got RNAs from the brain of rats under 6%, 10%, 14%, and 21% oxygen conditions.