De novo transcriptome resources of the lichens, Dirinaria sp. UKM-J1 and UKM-K1 collected from Jerantut and Klang, Malaysia

Izwan Bharudin, Siti Nurhani Abdul Abdul Rahim, Mohd Faizal Abu Abu Bakar, Siti Norsaidah Ibrahim, Shazilah Kamaruddin, Mohd Talib Latif, Mohd Wahid Samsudin, Abdul Munir Abd. Murad, Farah Diba Abu Bakar

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Lichen is a symbiotic organism that exists as a single composite body consisting of a mycobiont (fungus) and a photobiont (algae or a cyanobacterium). Many lichen species are considered as extremophiles due to their tolerance to radiation, desiccation, temperature and pollution. However, not all lichen species are tolerant to harsh environmental conditions as several species are sensitive for example to nitrogen, sulphur, acidity, heavy metals, halogens (e.g. fluoride) and ozone. Thus, to better understand why some lichens can withstand exposure to pollutants as opposed to those that are susceptible, we focused on the lichen species of Dirinaria known for their wide distribution in the tropics, subtropics and pantropical, and moderate tolerance to air pollution. Their moderate tolerance to air pollution affords them to thrive in good air quality environments as well as polluted air environments. Lichen samples of Dirinaria sp., UKM-J1 and UKM-K1, were respectively collected from two areas with different levels of air quality based on Air Pollutant Index or API (with index pollutant criteria of PM10, carbon monoxide, ozone, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide) in the outskirt of Jerantut (UKM-J1), a rural area in the middle of Peninsular Malaysia and the township of Klang (UKM-K1), in a busy area of the Klang Valley, Malaysia. API was monitored throughout 2012–2013 whereby the sample collection site in Klang showed markedly higher concentrations of pollutants in all the index pollutant criteria as compared to that of Jerantut. We performed transcriptome sequencing using Illumina RNA-seq technology and de novo assembly of the transcripts from the lichen samples. Raw reads from both libraries were deposited in the NCBI database with the accession number SRP138994.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2416-2419
Number of pages4
JournalData in Brief
Volume19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018

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Keywords

  • Air pollution
  • De novo assembly
  • Dirinaria sp.
  • Gene discovery
  • RNA-seq
  • Symbiosis

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De novo transcriptome resources of the lichens, Dirinaria sp. UKM-J1 and UKM-K1 collected from Jerantut and Klang, Malaysia. / Bharudin, Izwan; Abdul Rahim, Siti Nurhani Abdul; Abu Bakar, Mohd Faizal Abu; Ibrahim, Siti Norsaidah; Kamaruddin, Shazilah; Latif, Mohd Talib; Samsudin, Mohd Wahid; Abd. Murad, Abdul Munir; Abu Bakar, Farah Diba.

In: Data in Brief, Vol. 19, 01.08.2018, p. 2416-2419.

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Bharudin, Izwan ; Abdul Rahim, Siti Nurhani Abdul ; Abu Bakar, Mohd Faizal Abu ; Ibrahim, Siti Norsaidah ; Kamaruddin, Shazilah ; Latif, Mohd Talib ; Samsudin, Mohd Wahid ; Abd. Murad, Abdul Munir ; Abu Bakar, Farah Diba. / De novo transcriptome resources of the lichens, Dirinaria sp. UKM-J1 and UKM-K1 collected from Jerantut and Klang, Malaysia. In: Data in Brief. 2018 ; Vol. 19. pp. 2416-2419.
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