Apr 13, 2020

Long Noncoding RNA Derived from LncRNA-mRNA Co-expression Networks Modulates the Locust Phase Change

BioRxiv : the Preprint Server for Biology
T. LiLe Kang

Abstract

Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) regulate various biological processes from gene expression to animal behavior. Although protein-coding genes, microRNAs, and neuropeptides play important roles in the regulation of phenotypic plasticity in migratory locust, empirical studies on the function of lncRNAs in the process remain limited. Here, we applied high-throughput RNA-seq to characterize the expression patterns of lncRNAs and mRNAs in the time course of the locust phase change. LncRNAs displayed more rapid response at the early stages of the time-course treatments than mRNA expression. Functional annotations demonstrated that early changed lncRNAs employed different pathways in isolation and crowding processes to cope up with the changes in population density. Finally, two overlapping hub lncRNA loci in the crowding and isolation networks were screened to be functionally verified. Experimental validation indicated that LNC1010057 could act as a potential regulator to modulate the locust phase change. This work offers new insights into the mechanism underlying the locust phase change and expands the scope of lncRNA functions in animal behavior.

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