Cryptic complexity captured: the Nematostellar genome reveals its secrets

Miller, David J., and Ball, Eldon E. (2008) Cryptic complexity captured: the Nematostellar genome reveals its secrets. Trends in Genetics, 24 (1). pp. 1-4.

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Abstract

The full genomic sequence of the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis, which is the first full genomic sequence for a representative of the Phylum Cnidaria, has recently been published, providing some surprising findings and a unique perspective on the evolution of animal genomes. Major conclusions are that, in gene number, composition and intron/exon structure, the anemone is more similar to vertebrates than are flies and nematodes and that this shared complexity must therefore be very ancient.

Item ID: 7229
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Nematostellar; genomics; genome
ISSN: 1362-4555
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2010 01:44
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0604 Genetics > 060408 Genomics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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