An RNA-Seq Strategy to Detect the Complete Coding and Non-Coding Transcriptome Including Full-Length Imprinted Macro ncRNAs
(A) Distribution of different sequence tag types from RNA prepared from CCE differentiated ES cells subject to ribosomal RNA depletion using either the RiboMinus or the Ribo-Zero Kit and fragmented either by RNA-hydrolysis or by cDNA-shearing. Sequencing was performed in two different sequencing locations (Vienna-IMP, Nijmegen, RiboMinus) or in one sequencing location (Vienna-CeMM, Ribo-Zero). The percentage of tags in each category is shown for two technical sequencing replicates (CCE1, CCE2) of material prepared by RiboMinus and cDNA-shearing (sheared, lanes nr. 1,2,5,6) or RiboMinus and RNA-hydrolysis (hydrolysed, lanes nr. 3,4,7,8), for the combination of three technical sequencing replicates of RiboMinus and RNA-hydrolysis (lane nr. 9) and for one sequencing of Ribo-Zero and RNA-hydrolysis (lane nr. 10). green: unique tags matching only once in the genome; blue: rRNA+mitoRNA tags matching to ribosomal (RiboMinus and Ribo-Zero) or mitochondrial (RiboMinus) RNAs; red: repeat tags matching more than once in the genome; purple: nomatch tags do not match to the genome. (B) Scatter plots comparing the RPKM (Reads Per Kilobase of exon model per Million of reads) transcription levels of RefSeq protein-coding genes between combined tags from RiboMinus and RNA-hydrolysis (H) and RiboMinus and cDNA-shearing (S) from CCE within the same location: Vienna-IMP (left) and Nijmegen (right). (C) Scatter plots as in B comparing RPKM transcript levels of all combined tags from the two sequencing locations (Vienna-IMP and Nijmegen, left) or between the combined RiboMinus data and the Ribo-Zero data (right). R: Pearson's correlation, note that a perfect correlation is R = 1.