E-MTAB-1365 - RNA-seq of Siniperca chuats liver and brain mandarin fish cells to determine mechanisms of specialized food habit (live prey fish)
Released on 21 October 2013, last updated on 3 May 2014
Mandarin fish Siniperca chuatsi (Basilewsky) (Percichthyidae), as a demersal piscivore, has very specialized feeding habits, for as soon as they start feeding the fry of this fish feed solely on fry of other fish species. In rearing conditions, mandarin fish has been found to accept live prey fish only, and refuse dead prey fish or artificial diets, very little is currently known about the molecular mechanisms of multiple genes which cover different pathways influencing the specialized food habit, such as live prey. We performed transcriptome comparisons between dead prey fish feeders and nonfeeders in mandarin fish. The determination mechanisms of specialized food habit (live prey fish) in mandarin fish could provide some instructions for research of food habit in animals, including mammals.
genotyping by high throughput sequencing, RNA-seq
Insights into food preference in hybrid F1 of Siniperca chuatsi ([female sign]) x Siniperca scherzeri ([male sign]) mandarin fish through transcriptome analysis. He S, Liang XF, Sun J, Li L, Yu Y, Huang W, Qu CM, Cao L, Bai XL, Tao YX. BMC Genomics 14(1):601 (2013), Europe PMC 24007400