Torma, G.; Tombácz, D.; Csabai, Z.; Göbhardter, D.; Deim, Z.; Snyder, M.; Boldogkői, Z. An Integrated Sequencing Approach for Updating the Pseudorabies Virus Transcriptome. Pathogens2021, 10, 242.
Torma, G.; Tombácz, D.; Csabai, Z.; Göbhardter, D.; Deim, Z.; Snyder, M.; Boldogkői, Z. An Integrated Sequencing Approach for Updating the Pseudorabies Virus Transcriptome. Pathogens 2021, 10, 242.
In the last couple of years, the implementation of long-read sequencing (LRS) technologies for transcriptome profiling has uncovered an extreme complexity of viral gene expression. In this study, we carried out a systematic analysis on the pseudorabies virus transcriptome by combining our current data obtained by using Pacific Biosciences Sequel and Oxford Nanopore Technologies MinION sequencings with our earlier data generated by other LRS and short-read sequencing techniques. As a result, we identified a number of novel genes, transcripts, and transcript isoforms, including splice and length variants, and also confirmed earlier annotated RNA molecules. One of the major findings of this study is the discovery of a large number of 5’-truncated putative mRNAs embedded into larger host mRNAs. A large fraction of these RNA molecules contain in-frame ORFs, which may encode N-terminally truncated polypeptides. These study demonstrates that the PRV transcriptome is much more complex than previously appreciated.
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.