|Citation||Reinke V, Smith HE, Nance JF, Wang JL, Van Doren C, Begley RR, Jones SJM, Davis EB, Scherer S, Ward S, Kim SK. A global profile of germline gene expression in C. elegans. Mol Cell, 2000.|
|Short Description||A global profile of germline gene expression in C. elegans. |
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|Full Description||We used DNA microarrays to profile gene expression patterns in the C. elegans germline and identified 1416 germline-enriched transcripts that define three groups. The sperm-enriched group contains an unusually large number of protein kinases and phosphatases. The oocyte-enriched group includes potentially new components of embryonic signaling pathways. The germline-intrinsic group, defined as genes expressed similarly in germlines making only sperm or only oocytes, contains a family of piwi-related genes that may be important for stem cell proliferation. Finally, examination of the chromosomal location of germline transcripts revealed that sperm-enriched and germline-intrinsic genes are nearly absent from the X chromosome, but oocyte-enriched genes are not.