Over the past several years our lab has experimented with a variety of high-throughput sequencing platforms with the ultimate goal of addressing important scientific questions. On a few occasions we have been successful. Some of our early work included Roche 454 GS-FLX pyrosequencing used to examine phenotypic plasticity in lake trout (FREDERICK 2010), identify single nucleotide polymorphisms in salmon (E. 2011) and develop genomic resources for Pacific herring (B. 2012).
Morera D, Roher N, Ribas L, Balasch JC, Doñate C, Callol A, Boltaña A, Roberts SB, Goetz G, Goetz FW, Mackenzie SA. (2011) RNA-Seq reveals an integrated immune response in nucleated erythrocytes. PLoS ONE 6(10): e26998. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0026998
Gavery MR* and Roberts SB. (2012) Characterizing short read sequencing for gene discovery and RNA-Seq analysis in Crassostrea gigas. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part D: Genomics and Proteomics, 7:2 94-99 June 2012. doi:10.1016/j.cbd.2011.12.003
Burge CA, Douglas N, Conti-Jerpe I, Weil E, Roberts SB, Friedman CS, CD Harvell. (2012) Friend or foe: the association of Labyrinthulomycetes with the Caribbean sea fan, Gorgonia ventalina. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 101:1-12 doi:10.3354/dao02487
Gavery MR, Roberts SB. (2013) Predominant intragenic methylation is associated with gene expression characteristics in a bivalve mollusc. PeerJ 1:e215 doi:10.7717/peerj.215
However there are a number of efforts that have failed early on (ie poor read quality) or just never gained enough momentum to see the light of the