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Cafeteria roenbergensis
Schematic drawing of Cafeteria roenbergensis showing nucleus with nucleolus, 2 vacuoles containing bacteria, 3 mitochondria, and 2 flagellae, of which the larger one carries mastigonemes and is used to pull the cell forward while the smaller one is a trailing flagellum. From Wikimedia Commons, based on http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CafeteriaRoenbergensis.jpg and informations/pictures on The Encyclopedia of Life's page, under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

The Cafeteria roenbergensis genome sequence and gene models have not been determined by the JGI, but were downloaded from NCBI on March 24, 2022. Please note that this copy of the genome is not maintained by NCBI and is therefore not automatically updated. In order to allow comparative analyses with other algal genomes sequenced by the JGI, a copy of this genome is incorporated into PhycoCosm. The JGI Annotation Pipeline was used to add functional annotation to this genome.

The following text is modified from NCBI BioProject PRJNA552725:

Cafeteria roenbergensis is a heterotrophic nanoflagellate that represents a geographically widespread and ubiquitous species of marine zooplankton. Its phylogenetic position and the paucity of genomic data among unicellular heterotrophic grazers make C. roenbergensis an interesting object for genomic studies. Moreover, C. roenbergensis is a known host of Cafeteria roenbergensis virus (CroV), a giant virus of the family Mimiviridae.


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