Odocoileus virginianus texanus

Selenoproteins are very conserved proteins that contain a selenocysteine amino acid in their structure. They are found among eukaryotic, bacterial and archaeal species. The characterization of these proteins have certainly gain interest because of their role in human health and pathology.

The aim of this study is to annotate the selenoproteome of the Odocoileus virginianus texanus also known as White-tailed deer. In order to do this, we compared its genome sequence with previously studied and determined selenoproteins from phylogenetically related species. We chose Equus caballus as our reference genome and complemented the study with information from Homo sapiens.