E-MTAB-2430 - sponge body plan

Released on 1 May 2014, last updated on 24 October 2014
Sycon ciliatum
Samples (12)
Protocols (5)
In order to compare sponge and eumetazoan (higher animal) body plans, we identified and studied expression of a broad range of eumetazoan developmental regulatory genes in Sycon ciliatum (Calcispongiae). In this species, embryonic development is semi-synchronous within a population, synchronous within individuals, and oocytes and embryos occupy a significant fraction of the volume of the sponges during the reproductive period. RNASeq libraries representing non-reproductive (somatic) tissue slices along the body axis, as well as oocytes, embryos and free swimming larvae were generated from material obtained by sampling throughout the life cycle.
Experiment types
RNA-seq of coding RNA, all pairs, co-expression, development or differentiation design
Calcisponges have a ParaHox gene and dynamic expression of dispersed NK homeobox genes. Sofia A. V. Fortunato, Marcin Adamski, Olivia Mendivil Ramos, Sven Leininger, Jing Liu, David E. K. Ferrier. Nature 514:620-623 (2014)
Exp. designProtocolsVariablesProcessedSeq. reads
Investigation descriptionE-MTAB-2430.idf.txt
Sample and data relationshipE-MTAB-2430.sdrf.txt