Sex-specific expression of alternative transcripts in Drosophila

@article{McIntyre2006SexspecificEO,
  title={Sex-specific expression of alternative transcripts in Drosophila},
  author={Lauren M. McIntyre and Lisa Bono and Anne Genissel and R. L. Westerman and Damion Junk and Marina Telonis-Scott and Lawrence G. Harshman and Marta L. Wayne and Artyom Kopp and Sergey V. Nuzhdin},
  journal={Genome Biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={7},
  pages={R79 - R79}
}
Many genes produce multiple transcripts due to alternative splicing or utilization of alternative transcription initiation/termination sites. This 'transcriptome expansion' is thought to increase phenotypic complexity by allowing a single locus to produce several functionally distinct proteins. However, sex, genetic and developmental variation in the representation of alternative transcripts has never been examined systematically. Here, we describe a genome-wide analysis of sex-specific… CONTINUE READING

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