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Condensed chromosomes in an interphase S. kawagutii cell. A
confocal image of a single cell taken in (upper left) the green
channel (PI staining of chromosomes), (upper right) the red channel
(natural chlorophyll fluorescence), and (lower left) a DIC
(Nomarski) image (scale bar 1 µm for all panels). A merged
image is shown in the lower right. Image from <a href="https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms7080261">Zaheri et al</a> under CC-BY 4.0
Condensed chromosomes in an interphase F. kawagutii cell. A confocal image of a single cell taken in (upper left) the green channel (PI staining of chromosomes), (upper right) the red channel (natural chlorophyll fluorescence), and (lower left) a DIC (Nomarski) image (scale bar 1 µm for all panels). A merged image is shown in the lower right. Image from Zaheri et al under CC-BY 4.0

The Fugacium kawagutii CCMP2468 (previously known as Symbiodinium kawagutii) 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). Fugacium kawagutii is a photosymbiont of foraminifera, and can also be found free-living or coating the surfaces of corals, it remains unclear whether it forms endosymbiotic interactions with cnidarians (Yuyama, Tomihiko, and Takuma 2016; 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.
  • Yuyama, Ikuko, Higuchi Tomihiko, and Mezaki Takuma. 2016. “Symbiodinium Kawagutii (clade F) Coats the Surface of Acropora Solitaryensis, Resulting in the Formation of a Sheet-like Crust.” Proceedings of the 13th International Coral Reef Symposium, December.