Dataset of the transcriptomes of Urechis unicinctus to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) under different temperature and exposure to open air

Data Brief. 2021 Mar 5;35:106941. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2021.106941. eCollection 2021 Apr.


Urechis unicinctus has a wide range of bioactive polypeptides with high edible, economic and medicinal values. As the key technical breakthrough, the artificial breeding is imperative. However, the seedling transport becomes a primary matter, which indicates the indispensability of realizing how Urechis unicinctus responses to various situations. We compared transcriptome of Urechis unicinctus under the dry and ultraviolet irradiation treatment and different temperature. The dataset of the organism in response to water-temperature variety was provided by using the Illumina Hiseq X Ten system, which will be helpful to understand the adaptation of Urechis unicinctus to changing temperature (low, high and room temperature) and open air (ultraviolet and desiccation). The assembly of the transcriptomes was carried out using the isoform sequencing (Iso-seq) method. The functions of expressed genes were annotated and categorized, while the DEGs were presented.

Keywords: RNA-seq; Transcriptome assembly; Urechis unicinctus.