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Chondrus crispus in nature.
Life cycles of Chondrus crispus in nature. The gametophytes show blue iridescence, and the fertile sporophytes exhibit a spotty pattern. [GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

The genome sequence and gene models of Chondrus crispus Stackhouse have not been determined by the JGI, but were downloaded from NCBI, on March 27, 2018. In order to allow comparative analyses with other genomes sequenced by the Joint Genome Institute, a copy of this genome is incorporated into the JGI Genome Portal. Please note that this copy of the genome is not maintained by NCBI and is therefore not automatically updated.

The following text comes from NCBI BioProjects: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genome/12106

Chondrus crispus Stackhouse (carragheen)

Chondrus crispus is a common marine seaweed found in both European and the Atlantic North American intertidal coastlines. It appears like a low bushy plant which, when reproductive, may have small bumps near the tips. It appears in variety of forms and colours. The color varies from dark red to green and yellow or white depending on the sunlight and availability of nutrients. They are highly stress tolerant. The cell wall of C. crispus is rich in carrageenan, a mucopolysaccharide, which is used as thickener in food products.

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