Classification of bimorphic transcripts. (a) Gene ontology analysis of bimorphic transcripts according to their functions; see text for details. (b) Overlapping analysis of the expression of bimorphic transcripts in H9 and HeLa cells. (c) An example of a bimorphic histone mRNA, hist1h2afx. Normalized read densities of hist1h2afx from the UCSC genome browser (upper panels). Note that the two isoforms were distinct in poly(A)+ and poly(A)- samples from H9 and HeLa cells. Bottom panels, semi-quantitative RT-PCR with primers that recognize either the longer poly(A)+ transcript or both transcripts confirmed the observations from the deep sequencing. F, forward primer; 1R and 2R, reverse primers. The vertical arrow depicts the position of U7-mediated 3' end formation. (d) Validation of identified bimorphic transcripts, ccng1(left panels), nr6a1 (right upper panels) and gprc5a (right bottom panels). Normalized read densities and qRT-PCRs were analyzed as described above. Note that the signals for these transcripts were similar in both poly(A)+ and poly(A)-samples. See text for details. Error bars were calculated from three biological repeats.