RNA sequencing reveals sexually dimorphic gene expression before gonadal differentiation in chicken and allows comprehensive annotation of the W-chromosome
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1 Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Childrens Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville 3054 Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2 Poultry Cooperative Research Centre, Armidale, NSW, Australia
3 Department of Genetics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, 3054, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
4 Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5 The Robinson Institute, School of Molecular and Biomedical Science, University of Adelaide, 5005 Adelaide, SA, Australia
6 Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Flemington Road, Parkville, 3054 Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Genome Biology 2013, 14:R26 doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-3-r26Published: 25 March 2013
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Supplementary figures (1 to 10), supplementary methods, figure legends for supplementary figures and tables.
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Table S1a. Dimorphically expressed Ensembl annotated genes in the Blastoderm.
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Table S1b. Dimorphically expressed Ensembl annotated genes in the E4.5 gonads.
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Table S1c. Two tests for dimorphic expression.
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Table S2. Genes previously implicated in sexual reproduction or gonadogenesis in a variety of models.
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Table S3. Ensembl Identifiers for W-linked genes and their Z gametologues.
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W gene de-novo assembly sequences (fasta file).
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Z gene de-novo assembly sequences (fasta file).
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