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Image of Nemacystus decipiens sporophyte, from Nishitsuji K, Arimoto A, Higa Y, et al (2019) Draft genome of the brown alga, Nemacystus decipiens, Onna-1 strain: Fusion of genes involved in the sulfated fucan biosynthesis pathway. Sci Rep 9:4607. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-40955-2 under [CC-BY 4.0]

The Nemacystus decipiens Onna-1 genome assembly and gene models have not been determined by the JGI, but were downloaded from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) on October 31, 2019. Please note that this copy of the genome is not maintained by OIST 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.

Macroalgae production has been globally increasing as a food source and as a source of pharmaceuticals, in 2016 30.1 million tons were produced through aquaculture (96.5 % of total production)  (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Fisheries Department 2000). Nemacystus decipiens (ito-mozuku)  is an important brown algae (seaweed) for human consumption and is grown mainly around the Okinawa prefecture, Japan (Nishitsuji et al. 2019). Closely related to Okinawa mozuku Cladosiphon okamuranus, N. decipiens  is a source of fucoidan, a sulfated polysaccharide of biomedical and commercial importance (Nishitsuji et al. 2020).

 

Genome Reference(s)

References:

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Fisheries Department (2000) The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture, 2000. Food & Agriculture Org.

Nishitsuji K, Arimoto A, Higa Y, et al (2019) Draft genome of the brown alga, Nemacystus decipiens, Onna-1 strain: Fusion of genes involved in the sulfated fucan biosynthesis pathway. Sci Rep 9:4607. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-40955-2

Nishitsuji K, Arimoto A, Yonashiro Y, et al (2020) Comparative genomics of four strains of the edible brown alga, Cladosiphon okamuranus. BMC Genomics 21:422. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-020-06792-8