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Home • Cladocopium goreaui SCF055-01
(A) Electron micrographs of a Symbiodinium mastigote (motile cell)
with characteristic gymnodinioid morphology and (B) the coccoid
cell in hospitæ. Image and caption from Wikipedia under CC BY-SA 4.0 by Dr. Alison Lewis
(A) Electron micrographs of a Symbiodinium mastigote (motile cell) with characteristic gymnodinioid morphology and (B) the coccoid cell in hospitæ. Image and caption from Wikipedia under CC BY-SA 4.0 by Dr. Alison Lewis

The Cladocopium goreaui SCF055-01 (previously known as Symbiodinium goreaui) genome assembly and gene models have not been determined by the JGI, but were downloaded from the the ReFuGe 2020 Consortium on 16th of July 2020. Please note that this copy of the genome is not maintained by ReFuGe 2020 Consortium 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.

Dinoflagellates are an ecologically important algal group with some of the largest genomes known to exist (Hou and Lin 2009). They occupy a variety of niches, across different lifestyles from pathogenic to symbiotic (parasitic, commensal, or mutualistic) (Gómez 2012). Cladocopium goreaui is a photosymbiont that belongs to the clade C of the Symbiodiniaceae and is a widely distributed taxonomic group within the Symbiodiniaceae. This genus can be found in metazoans such as cnidarians, molluscs, flatworms, sponges and unicellular organisms such as foraminifera and ciliates (LaJeunesse et al. 2018).

Genome Reference(s)

  • Gómez, Fernando. 2012. “A Quantitative Review of the Lifestyle, Habitat and Trophic Diversity of Dinoflagellates (Dinoflagellata, Alveolata).” Systematics and Biodiversity 10 (3): 267–75.
  • Hou, Yubo, and Senjie Lin. 2009. “Distinct Gene Number-Genome Size Relationships for Eukaryotes and Non-Eukaryotes: Gene Content Estimation for Dinoflagellate Genomes.” PloS One 4 (9): e6978.
  • LaJeunesse, Todd C., John Everett Parkinson, Paul W. Gabrielson, Hae Jin Jeong, James Davis Reimer, Christian R. Voolstra, and Scott R. Santos. 2018. “Systematic Revision of Symbiodiniaceae Highlights the Antiquity and Diversity of Coral Endosymbionts.” Current Biology: CB 28 (16): 2570–80.e6.