Phaeodactylum tricornutum (ASM15095v2)

This genome has been re-annotated through a collaboration between Ensembl Genomes @ EMBL-EBI, the Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris and the J. Craig Venter Institute, San Diego

About the Phaeodactylum tricornutum genome

Phaeodactylum tricornutum is a cosmopolitan marine pennate diatom, unicellular brown algae that likely arose from the endocytobiosis of a red alga into a single-celled heterotroph. P. tricornutum cells can undergo morphological transitions between three possible morphotypes, change in the cell shape stimulated by environmental conditions.

Taxonomy ID 556484

Data source Ensembl Protists

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Genome assembly: ASM15095v2

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Gene annotation

What can I find? Protein-coding and non-coding genes, splice variants, cDNA and protein sequences, non-coding RNAs.

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Comparative genomics

What can I find? Homologues, gene trees, and whole genome alignments across multiple species.

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What can I find? Short sequence variants.

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Other Data

P. tricornutum ESTs were sequenced from 16 different cDNA libraries. These libraries were constructed from cells cultured under different conditions in order to investigate the molecular basis for responses to various nutrient and stress conditions and changes in cell morphotype. These ESTs were aligned to the genome using exonerate.