New annotation tool and EST mapping

from Sabeeha Merchant and Matteo Pellegrini We have developed a functional annotation tool for Chlamydomonas, which is a resource to visualize pathway maps, identify enriched biological terms or convert Chlamydomonas reinhardtii gene identifiers. Please visit to use this tool. We have also mapped the ~ 5 million-plus EST reads from JGI-UCLA and Genoscope (see … Continued

To all my friends in the Chlamy community

from Elizabeth Harris Last week I received a wonderful package, including an album containing photographs and messages from many of you, a framed copy of the cover of the Chlamydomonas montage that appeared on the cover of Genetics in 2008, a Chlamy pin, a very generous check that I’ll use to buy something special for … Continued

Chlamydomonas Transcriptome

from Sabeeha Merchant We are pleased to report the availability of 2 Gigabases of 454 reads from the JGI that describe the Chlamydomonas transcriptome under various conditions. The work conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. … Continued

Genomics updates

Dear Chlamydomnas Researcher, In order to make effective use of the growing amount of Chlamydomonas sequence data, stronger ties are needed between the genomics groups and the experimental researchers. The genomics groups propose regular updates on our progress and how data is being made available (you are currently reading the first such update). Secondly, there … Continued

Genome acknowledgement

If you find the Chlamydomonas genome useful in your work, please consider acknowledging the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute by including this statement in your manuscripts and posters: “The work conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under … Continued

Bill Ebersold

We have learned from Paul Levine that Bill Ebersold, one of the pioneers of genetics in C. reinhardtii, died on July 25. The following notice was posted on the UCLA web site: 07/28/2009 – PROFESSOR WILBUR T. EBERSOLD PASSES AWAY Former friend and colleague “Bill” Wilbur T. Ebersold passed away Saturday 25 July after an … Continued


From Susan Dutcher: The Chlamydomonas gene-finder, GreenGenie2, is now online. It was trained on Chlamydomonas EST sequences and shows excellent short-sequence prediction accuracy. Input sequences are limited to 150Kb. It has several new user-friendly features. (Kwan, Kulp, Dutcher, and Stormo, (2009) BMC Genomics 10: 210). -Exon highlighting and underlining (for black and white printing) -Translated … Continued

Companion web site for The Chlamydomonas Sourcebook, Second Edition

Those of you who have the new Chlamydomonas Sourcebook, second edition, are probably aware that the “companion web site” for this volume at Elsevier is still a garbled mess. We’ve been trying since early December to get this fixed, without success. George Witman and I have therefore created an alternative site at that provides descriptions … Continued

Updates to the Chlamydomonas Resource Center

A new on-line ordering form and secure on-line payment site are now working. A shopping cart-based order system is under construction and should be up soon. Among the new acquisitions are the artificial miRNA plasmids recently described by Molnar et al. [PMID: 19054357]. See the plasmid list for additional information.