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Edaphochlamys debaryana [Image courtesy Thomas Pröschold]

The Edaphochlamys debaryana CCAP 11/70 genome sequence and gene models were not determined by the JGI, but were provided by Rory Craig in July 2020. Please note that this copy of the genome is not maintained by Rory Craig 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.

Edaphochlamys debaryana CCAP 11/70

The genus Edaphochlamys represents a unicellular lineage within the core-Reinhardtinia, the clade that includes the monophyletic genus Chlamydomonas and the multicellular Tetrabaenaceae-Goniaceae-Volvocaceae (TGV) clade, which includes Volvox carteri and its relatives. Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is often used as a single outgroup when studying the evolution of multicellularity in the TGV clade, and the genome of Edaphochlamys debaryana will therefore be a useful resource to better understand the ancestral features of unicellular genomic architecture in the core-Reinhardtinia.

E. debaryana CCAP 11/70 (formerly Chlamydomonas debaryana) was sampled from soil in the former Czechoslovakia. Unlike C. reinhardtii and many of its relatives, E. debaryana appears to be relatively abundant, and isolates are available from across the Northern Hemisphere. The species may therefore be a useful model for microbial ecological genomics. (description courtesy of Rory Craig)


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