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Phytozome: a comparative platform for green plant genomics
The number of sequenced plant genomes and associated genomic resources is growing rapidly with the advent of both an increased focus on plant genomics from funding agencies. Expand
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The Genome of the Diatom Thalassiosira Pseudonana: Ecology, Evolution, and Metabolism
Diatoms are unicellular algae with plastids acquired by secondary endosymbiosis. They are responsible for ∼20% of global carbon fixation. We report the 34 million–base pair draft nuclear genome ofExpand
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The amphioxus genome and the evolution of the chordate karyotype
Lancelets (‘amphioxus’) are the modern survivors of an ancient chordate lineage, with a fossil record dating back to the Cambrian period. Here we describe the structure and gene content of the highlyExpand
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The Trichoplax genome and the nature of placozoans
As arguably the simplest free-living animals, placozoans may represent a primitive metazoan form, yet their biology is poorly understood. Here we report the sequencing and analysis of the ∼98 millionExpand
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Sea Anemone Genome Reveals Ancestral Eumetazoan Gene Repertoire and Genomic Organization
Sea anemones are seemingly primitive animals that, along with corals, jellyfish, and hydras, constitute the oldest eumetazoan phylum, the Cnidaria. Here, we report a comparative analysis of the draftExpand
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The genome of the choanoflagellate Monosiga brevicollis and the origin of metazoans
Choanoflagellates are the closest known relatives of metazoans. To discover potential molecular mechanisms underlying the evolution of metazoan multicellularity, we sequenced and analysed the genomeExpand
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The Genome of the Ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi and Its Implications for Cell Type Evolution
Introduction An understanding of ctenophore biology is critical for reconstructing events that occurred early in animal evolution. The phylogenetic relationship of ctenophores (comb jellies) to otherExpand
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Phytophthora Genome Sequences Uncover Evolutionary Origins and Mechanisms of Pathogenesis
Draft genome sequences have been determined for the soybean pathogen Phytophthora sojae and the sudden oak death pathogen Phytophthora ramorum. Oömycetes such as these Phytophthora species share theExpand
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The Amphimedon queenslandica genome and the evolution of animal complexity
Sponges are an ancient group of animals that diverged from other metazoans over 600 million years ago. Here we present the draft genome sequence of Amphimedon queenslandica, a demosponge from theExpand
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The dynamic genome of Hydra
The freshwater cnidarian Hydra was first described in 1702 and has been the object of study for 300 years. Experimental studies of Hydra between 1736 and 1744 culminated in the discovery of asexualExpand
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