Identifying and analysing alternative splice variants by aligning ESTs and mRNAs to the genomic sequence

by Geirardsdottir, Kristin

Abstract (Summary)
Questions have been raised about the genomic complexity of the human genome, since it was reported that it only consisted of 32,000 genes. Alternative splicing is considered the explanation of the enormous difference between the number of genes and the number of proteins. Aligning expressed sequence tags (ESTs) to the genomic sequence has become a popular approach for gene prediction, revealing alternative splice variants. The aim in this thesis is to identify and analyse splice variants of the adhesion family of G protein-coupled receptors using EST data. 75% of the genes in the data set of 33 sequences were found to have a total of 51 splice variants. About half of the variants were considered functional.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:splice variants alternative splicing expressed sequence tags ests g protein coupled receptors gpcrs adhesion


Date of Publication:03/07/2008

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