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Cyanidioschyzon merolae
Micrograph of Cyanidioschyzon merolae strain 10D in the mitotic phase. CC BY-SA 3.0, from Wikimedia Commons

The genome sequence and gene models of Cyanidioschyzon merolae were not determined by the Joint Genome Institute (JGI), but were downloaded from NCBI on June 11, 2018. In order to allow comparative analyses with other genomes sequenced by the JGI, a copy of this genome is incorporated into the JGI Genome Portal. JGI tools were used to automatically annotate predicted proteins. 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/79

Cyanidioschyzon merolae strain 10D

Cyanidioschyzon merolae is a primitive, unicellular red alga with a compact genome and a simple gene composition. It lives in sulphate-rich, acidic hot waters. The cell contains a single nucleus, a single mitochondrion and a single chloroplast. The genome size is about 16 Mbp, smallest of all photosynthetic eukaryotes. The majority of genes do not include introns and smaller copy numbers are found for typically high-copy number genes such as ribosomal genes. Because of the simple gene composition, C. merolae genome provides a model system for studying the origin, evolution and fundamental mechanisms of eukaryotic cells.

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