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Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (Ap) is a gram-negative bacterium that causes porcine pleuropneumonia, which is a widespread, highly contagious and often fatal respiratory disease in swine. A total of 44 pigs were experimentally inoculated with Ap serotype 2 or 6 and samples of liver and tracheobronchial lung lymph nodes were collected 6, 12, 24 and 48 hours after experimental inoculation, as well as from six non-inoculated control pigs. Transcriptional profiles of the liver samples have been generated by preparation of 12-plexed mRNA-Seq libraries followed by sequencing on an Illumina GAIIx (51+7 cycles) obtaining more than 200 million tag sequences. The 12-plexed mRNA-Seq libraries of the lung lymph node samples have presently (April 2010) been prepared and are to be sequenced. The PCR amplicons of the liver libraries were quantified using both a fluorometer and a qPCR assay, including the use of a sequence-titrated, in-house control library. The libraries were diluted to 6 pM based on the qPCR assay, except for a single library set which was duplicated and diluted based on the fluorometer measurements as well. Analysis of the obtained sequences revealed that the qPCR based quantifications reduced the cluster density variability as compared to fluorometer based quantifications. Furthermore, it was found that the fluorometer based measurements tended to deviate for dilute as well as for more concentrated libraries. Following the sequencing of the lung lymph node samples analyses are to be conducted to study the time and serotype dependent transcriptional response to Ap infection.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 32nd Conference for the International Society for Animal Genetics
Publication date2010
StatePublished - 2010
EventConference for the International Society for Animal Genetics - Edinburgh. United Kingdom


ConferenceConference for the International Society for Animal Genetics
CityEdinburgh. United Kingdom
Period01/01/2010 → …
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