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Gene functionalities and genome structure in Bathycoccus prasinos reflect cellular specializations at the base of the green lineage

Overview of attention for article published in Genome Biology (Online Edition), January 2012
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Title
Gene functionalities and genome structure in Bathycoccus prasinos reflect cellular specializations at the base of the green lineage
Published in
Genome Biology (Online Edition), January 2012
DOI 10.1186/gb-2012-13-8-r74
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Authors

Hervé Moreau, Bram Verhelst, Arnaud Couloux, Evelyne Derelle, Stephane Rombauts, Nigel Grimsley, Michiel Van Bel, Julie Poulain, Michaël Katinka, Martin F Hohmann-Marriott, Gwenael Piganeau, Pierre Rouzé, Corinne Da Silva, Patrick Wincker, Yves Van de Peer, Klaas Vandepoele

Abstract

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Bathycoccus prasinos is an extremely small cosmopolitan marine green alga whose cells are covered with intricate spider's web patterned scales that develop within the Golgi cisternae before their transport to the cell surface. The objective of this work is to sequence and analyze its genome, and to present a comparative analysis with other known genomes of the green lineage. RESEARCH: Its small genome of 15 Mb consists of 19 chromosomes and lacks transposons. Although 70% of all B. prasinos genes share similarities with other Viridiplantae genes, up to 428 genes were probably acquired by horizontal gene transfer, mainly from other eukaryotes. Two chromosomes, one big and one small, are atypical, an unusual synapomorphic feature within the Mamiellales. Genes on these atypical outlier chromosomes show lower GC content and a significant fraction of putative horizontal gene transfer genes. Whereas the small outlier chromosome lacks colinearity with other Mamiellales and contains many unknown genes without homologs in other species, the big outlier shows a higher intron content, increased expression levels and a unique clustering pattern of housekeeping functionalities. Four gene families are highly expanded in B. prasinos, including sialyltransferases, sialidases, ankyrin repeats and zinc ion-binding genes, and we hypothesize that these genes are associated with the process of scale biogenesis. CONCLUSION: The minimal genomes of the Mamiellophyceae provide a baseline for evolutionary and functional analyses of metabolic processes in green plants.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 3 2%
Spain 2 2%
Czechia 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 110 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 36 30%
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 23%
Student > Master 16 13%
Student > Bachelor 7 6%
Student > Postgraduate 7 6%
Other 21 17%
Unknown 6 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 68 56%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 20 17%
Environmental Science 12 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 2%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 2%
Other 9 7%
Unknown 8 7%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 July 2020.
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#1,980,139
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