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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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 Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||Nematostellar; genomics; genome|
|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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