Do echinoderm genomes measure up?

TitleDo echinoderm genomes measure up?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsR Cameron, A, Kudtarkar, P, Gordon, SM, Worley, KC, Gibbs, RA
JournalMar Genomics
Volume22
Pagination1-9
Date Published2015 Aug
ISSN1876-7478
KeywordsAnimals, Echinodermata, Genome, History, 21st Century, Models, Genetic, Phylogeny, Sequence Analysis, DNA, Species Specificity, Transcriptome
Abstract

Echinoderm genome sequences are a corpus of useful information about a clade of animals that serve as research models in fields ranging from marine ecology to cell and developmental biology. Genomic information from echinoids has contributed to insights into the gene interactions that drive the developmental process at the molecular level. Such insights often rely heavily on genomic information and the kinds of questions that can be asked thus depend on the quality of the sequence information. Here we describe the history of echinoderm genomic sequence assembly and present details about the quality of the data obtained. All of the sequence information discussed here is posted on the echinoderm information web system, Echinobase.org.

DOI10.1016/j.margen.2015.02.004
Alternate JournalMar Genomics
PubMed ID25701080
PubMed Central IDPMC4489978
Grant ListP41 HD071837 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U54 HG003273 / HG / NHGRI NIH HHS / United States
P41HD071837 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States