Ostreococcus draft genome sequence

JGI has released draft versions of the Ostreococcus tauri and lucimarinus genomes: http://genome.jgi-psf.org/Ost9901_3/Ost9901_3.home.html http://genome.jgi-psf.org/Ostta4/Ostta4.home.html From the web site above: “Ostreococcus belongs to the Prasinophyceae, an early-diverging class within the green plant lineage, and is reported as a globally abundant, single-celled alga thriving in the upper (illuminated) water column of the oceans. The most striking feature … Continued

Release of version 3.0 of the C. reinhardtii genome sequence

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that JGI has completed automated annotation of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii v3.0. 15,256 gene models have been predicted and annotated; over 2,000 curated annotations have been transferred from the previous release. Genome Portal is now publicly available from www.jgi.doe.gov/chlamy Best regards, Igor Grigoriev Genome Annotation Group Leader US DOE Joint … Continued

Chlamydomonas flagellar proteome database

The flagellar proteome database described by Pazour et al, J. Cell Biol. 170, 103-113 (2005) is now on line at http://labs.umassmed.edu/chlamyfp. The website has a sortable list of all proteins identified in C. reinhardtii flagellar membrane, matrix and axonemal fractions by mass spectrometry. The list can be searched by Interpro descriptions or for transmembrane helices, … Continued

Molecular Markers for Map-Based Cloning

One of the goals of the current Chlamydomonas genome project is to saturate the genome with molecular markers, which can be used for map-based cloning or other genetic studies. Thanks to earlier work from the Mets, Dutcher and Silflow/Lefebvre laboratories, supplemented by our own, we compiled a list of 526 markers as recently published in … Continued

Version 2 Microarray

The version 2 microarray is ready for shipping. This array consists of about 10,000 oligonucleotides, each approximately 70 nucleotides long. Each of the oligonucleotide should represent a unique gene. The set of 10,000 oligonucleotides was printed twice on the same slide (so each slide has duplicates). The oligonucleotides were prepared by Integrated DNA Technologies and … Continued