The Long Read Transcriptome of Rice (Oryza sativa ssp. japonica var. Nipponbare) Reveals Novel Transcripts

Hasan S, Huang L, Liu Q, Perlo V, O'Keeffe A, Rodrigues Alves Margarido G, Furtado A and Henry RJ

Springer Open 


High-throughput next-generation sequencing technologies offer a powerful approach to characterizing the transcriptomes of plants. Long read sequencing has been shown to support the discovery of novel isoforms of transcripts. This approach enables the generation of full-length sequences revealing splice variants that may be important in regulating gene action. Investigation of the diversity of transcripts in the rice transcriptome including splice variants was conducted using PacBio long-read sequence data to improve the annotation of the rice genome.