E-MEXP-3608 - Transcription profiling by array of bees infected with Sindbis-eGFP virus plus virus specific dsRNA or non specific dsRNA
Released on 5 July 2013, last updated on 3 May 2014
Flenniken - Honey bee gene expression microarray experimental design
To minimize variability between samples all arrayed bees were obtained from a single brood comb from a naturally mated queen, therefore all the bees were age-matched half-sisters. The bees selected for microarray analysis of virus (Sindbis-eGFP) co-injected with either virus-specific-dsRNA (vs-dsRNA) or non-specific dsRNA (ns-dsRNA) exhibited the reduced virus phenotype that was seen in the majority of the bees assayed. The five representative bees from each condition (v, v+vs-dsRNA, v+ns-dsRNA, dsRNA, and mock/injected with buffer) selected for microarray analysis were free of pre-existing conditions (assessed by APM analysis) (Runckel, Flenniken et al., 2011). To facilitate gene expression comparisons between multiple treatment groups we utilized a reference-design strategy in which each Cy5-labeled experimental sample was hybridized with a standardized Cy3-labeled reference sample. A complex RNA mixture representing hundreds of bees of various ages exposed to difference treatment groups, served as the reference RNA sample.
transcription profiling by array, co-expression, disease state, reference