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Repbase Update, a database of eukaryotic repetitive elements
Repbase Update is a comprehensive database of repetitive elements from diverse eukaryotic organisms. Currently, it contains over 3600 annotated sequences representing different families andExpand
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The Chlamydomonas Genome Reveals the Evolution of Key Animal and Plant Functions
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is a unicellular green alga whose lineage diverged from land plants over 1 billion years ago. It is a model system for studying chloroplast-based photosynthesis, as well asExpand
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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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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 Ctenophore Genome and the Evolutionary Origins of Neural Systems
The origins of neural systems remain unresolved. In contrast to other basal metazoans, ctenophores (comb jellies) have both complex nervous and mesoderm-derived muscular systems. These holoplanktonicExpand
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Rolling-circle transposons in eukaryotes
  • V. Kapitonov, J. Jurka
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 10 July 2001
All eukaryotic DNA transposons reported so far belong to a single category of elements transposed by the so-called “cut-and-paste” mechanism. Here, we report a previously unknown category ofExpand
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Sequencing of Aspergillus nidulans and comparative analysis with A. fumigatus and A. oryzae
The aspergilli comprise a diverse group of filamentous fungi spanning over 200 million years of evolution. Here we report the genome sequence of the model organism Aspergillus nidulans, and aExpand
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Helitrons on a roll: eukaryotic rolling-circle transposons.
Rolling-circle eukaryotic transposons, known as Helitron transposons, were first discovered in plants (Arabidopsis thaliana and Oryza sativa) and in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. To date,Expand
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Genomic Analysis of Organismal Complexity in the Multicellular Green Alga Volvox carteri
Going Multicellular The volvocine algae include both the unicellular Chlamydomonas and the multicellular Volvox, which diverged from one another 50 to 200 million years ago. Prochnik et al. (p. 223)Expand
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