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Record number 562087
Title Temporally replicated DNA methylation patterns in great tit using reduced representation bisulfite sequencing
Author(s) Mäkinen, Hannu; Viitaniemi, Heidi M.; Visser, Marcel E.; Verhagen, Irene; Oers, Kees van; Husby, Arild
Source Scientific Data 6 (2019). - ISSN 2052-4463
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2019

Seasonal timing of reproduction is an important fitness trait in many plants and animals but the underlying molecular mechanism for this trait is poorly known. DNA methylation is known to affect timing of reproduction in various organisms and is therefore a potential mechanism also in birds. Here we describe genome wide data aiming to detect temporal changes in methylation in relation to timing of breeding using artificial selection lines of great tits (Parus major) exposed to contrasting temperature treatments. Methylation levels of DNA extracted from erythrocytes were examined using reduced representation bisulfite sequencing (RRBS). In total, we obtained sequencing data from 63 libraries over four different time points from 16 birds with on average 20 million quality filtered reads per library. These data describe individual level temporal variation in DNA methylation throughout the breeding season under experimental temperature regimes and provides a resource for future studies investigating the role of temporal changes in DNA methylation in timing of reproduction.

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