Ocean Science Journal

, Volume 53, Issue 4, pp 727–734 | Cite as

Genome Wide Computational Identification of Tuna (Thunnus orientalis) MicroRNAs and Their Targets

  • Sangita Chowdhury Paul
  • Ashutosh Sharma
  • Richa Mehta
  • Sujay PaulEmail author


Applying genome-wide computational-based approaches (using the draft genome sequence published in recent years) and following a set of strict filtering criteria, a total of 48 potentially conserved microRNAs belonging to 30 families were identified from economically important fish tuna (Thunnus orientalis). Using BLAST and RNA hybrid program a total of 19 potential miRNA targets were also identified in this study, which includes a number of signaling molecules (serine/threonine-protein kinase, GTPase activating protein etc.) and transcription factors (F-box protein, zinc finger protein etc.). This study provides the basis for gaining a better understanding of miRNA-mediated gene regulatory processes in fishes.


teleost fish Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientaliscomparative genomics MFE MFEI 


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© Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology (KIOST) and the Korean Society of Oceanography (KSO) and Springer Nature B.V. 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sangita Chowdhury Paul
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ashutosh Sharma
    • 3
  • Richa Mehta
    • 4
  • Sujay Paul
    • 1
    • 5
    Email author
  1. 1.Azul Natural S.A. de C.VDurangoMexico
  2. 2.Institute of BiotechnologyNational Autonomous University of MexicoMorelosMexico
  3. 3.School of Engineering and SciencesMonterrey Institute of Technology and Higher EducationQuerétaroMexico
  4. 4.Biotechnology Research Center (CEIB)Autonomous University of Mexico StateCuernavacaMexico
  5. 5.Division of Plant BiologyBose InstituteKolkataIndia

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