Chlamydomonas reinhardtii Assembly and Gene Annotation
About Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is a unicellular green alga from the phylum Chlorophyta, which diverged from land plants over a billion years ago. C. reinhardtii is a model species for studying a broad range of fundamental biological processes including the evolution of chloroplast-based photosynthesis and the structure of eukaryotic flagella.
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is haploid, and has a nuclear genome comprising 17 chromosomes with a total size of ~120 Mbp, a 203 kbp chloroplast genome and a ~16 kbp mitochondrial genome.
The genome annotation for Chlamydomonas reinhardtii has been derived from annotation submitted to the ENA/Genbank/DDBJ databases; and enhanced by importing data from additional sources, principally UniProtKB and GOA. The archive records in turn reflect submissions from the JGI Chlamydomonas sequencing project.
The non-coding RNA genes have been annotated using tRNAScan-SE (Lowe, T.M. and Eddy, S.R. 1997) , RFAM (Griffiths-Jones et al 2005), and RNAmmer (Lagesen K.,et al 2007); additional analysis tools have also been applied.
- The Chlamydomonas genome reveals the evolution of key animal and plant functions.
Merchant SS, Prochnik SE, Vallon O, Harris EH, Karpowicz SJ, Witman GB, Terry A, Salamov A, Fritz-Laylin LK, Marchal-Drouard L et al. 2007. Science. 318:245-250.
Picture credit: Emmanuel Boutet
General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.
|Assembly||v3.1, INSDC Assembly GCA_000002595.2, Nov 2007|
|Golden Path Length||120,404,952|
|Genebuild method||Generated from ENA and UniProtKB annotation|
|Non coding genes||253|
|Small non coding genes||246|
|Long non coding genes||7|