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Species tree for Chloropicon primus, based on 72 shared Chlorophyta gene clusters

The haploid genome sequence and gene models of Chloropicon primus CCMP1205 were downloaded from NCBI. In order to allow comparative analyses with other algal genomes sequenced by the JGI, a copy of this genome is incorporated into PhycoCosm. JGI tools were used to automatically annotate predicted proteins. Please note that this copy of the genome is not maintained by the JGI and is therefore not automatically updated.

Chloropicon primus (Phylum Chlorophyta, Class Chloropicophyceae) is the first published genome for this class of unicellular green picoalgae, closely related to Mamiellophyceae. The compact 17.4 Mb genome for strain CCMP1205 has an surprisingly diploid structure to its nuclear genome, higher than expected polymorphism (averaging 0.54 variants per kb), high gene density (averaging 0.50 genes per kb), and 4% repeat content. Several interesting metabolic pathways have been described in this species, including the complete set of enzymes for proprionate degradation. (Lemieux C. et al., 2019)

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