[Coral-List] Symbiodinium microadriaticum genome (Clade A) published

Christian R Voolstra christian.voolstra at kaust.edu.sa
Thu Dec 22 12:29:03 EST 2016

Dear colleagues and friends,

I wanted to point you to our publication 'Genomes of coral dinoflagellate symbionts highlight evolutionary adaptations conducive to a symbiotic lifestyle’ where we generated the genome of S. microadriaticum (Clade A) and compared it to the available genomes of S. minutum (Clade B) and S. kawagutii (Clade F) to show that Symbiodinium harbor an extensive transporter repertoire associated with the provisioning of carbon and nitrogen.

Analyses of these transporters show species-specific expansions, which provides a genomic basis to explain differential host compatibilities, and highlights the putative importance of gene duplications as an evolutionary mechanism in dinoflagellates and Symbiodinium.

Manuscript available here (open access): http://www.nature.com/articles/srep39734

A genome web browser, genome scaffolds, and genes and proteins are available here: http://smic.reefgenomics.org

 .. further, the accompanying Supplementary Dataset contains a ton of hopefully useful information (gene model annotation of all 3 genomes, Pfam annotation of proteins from all 3 genomes, etc.), available here: http://www.nature.com/article-assets/npg/srep/2016/161222/srep39734/extref/srep39734-s2.xls

Happy Holidays,

Christian R Voolstra
Associate Professor of Marine Science
Associate Director Red Sea Research Center
PI Reef Genomics Lab
KAUST University


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