Aifu Yang

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The sea cucumber (Apostichopus japonicus) occupies a basal position during the evolution of deuterostomes and is also an important aquaculture species. In order to identify more immune effectors, transcriptome sequencing of A. japonicus coelomocytes in response to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) challenge was performed using the Illumina HiSeq™ 2000 platform. One(More)
A gene encoding hsc70 was cloned from the sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus and named AjHsc70. The full-length cDNA sequence was 2,508 bp, containing a 5′-UTR of 77 bp, an ORF of 2,010 bp encoding 670 amino acids, and a 3′-UTR of 421 bp. Quantitative RT-PCR analysis revealed that AjHsc70 was expressed constitutively in all of the tested tissues with(More)
Sea urchins have long been used as research model organisms for developmental biology and evolutionary studies. Some of them are also important aquaculture species in East Asia. In this work, we report the construction of RAD-tag based high-density genetic maps by genotyping F1 interspecific hybrids derived from a crossing between a female sea urchin(More)
Sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus is an important economic species in China, which is affected by various diseases; skin ulceration syndrome (SUS) is the most serious. In this study, we characterized the transcriptomes in A. japonicus challenged with Vibrio splendidus to elucidate the changes in gene expression throughout the three stages of SUS(More)
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