Stranded whole transcriptome RNA-Seq described in this unit captures quantitative expression data for all types of RNA including, but not limited to, miRNA (microRNA), piRNA (Piwi-interacting RNA), snoRNA (small nucleolar RNA), lincRNA (large non-coding intergenic RNA), SRP RNA (signal recognition particle RNA), tRNA (transfer RNA), mtRNA (mitochondrial RNA), and mRNA (messenger RNA). The size and nature of these types of RNA are irrelevant to the approach described here. Barcoded libraries for multiplexing on the Illumina platform are generated with this approach but it can be applied to other platforms with a few modifications.
Stranded Whole Transcriptome RNA-Seq for All RNA Types
Miller DF, Yan PX, Fang F, Buechlein A, Ford JB, Tang H, Huang TH, Burow ME, Liu Y, Rusch DB, Nephew KP. (2015) Stranded Whole Transcriptome RNA-Seq for All RNA Types. Curr Protoc Hum Genet 84:11.14.1-11.14.23. [abstract]