The genome of the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus.

TitleThe genome of the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsSodergren E, Weinstock GM, Davidson EH, R Cameron A, Gibbs RA, Angerer RC, Angerer LM, Arnone MIna, Burgess DR, Burke RD et al.
Corporate AuthorsSea Urchin Genome Sequencing Consortium
JournalScience
Volume314
Issue5801
Pagination941-52
Date Published2006 Nov 10
ISSN1095-9203
KeywordsAnimals, Calcification, Physiologic, Cell Adhesion Molecules, Complement Activation, Computational Biology, Embryonic Development, Evolution, Molecular, Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental, Genes, Genome, Immunity, Innate, Immunologic Factors, Male, Nervous System Physiological Phenomena, Proteins, Sequence Analysis, DNA, Signal Transduction, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Transcription Factors
Abstract

We report the sequence and analysis of the 814-megabase genome of the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, a model for developmental and systems biology. The sequencing strategy combined whole-genome shotgun and bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) sequences. This use of BAC clones, aided by a pooling strategy, overcame difficulties associated with high heterozygosity of the genome. The genome encodes about 23,300 genes, including many previously thought to be vertebrate innovations or known only outside the deuterostomes. This echinoderm genome provides an evolutionary outgroup for the chordates and yields insights into the evolution of deuterostomes.

DOI10.1126/science.1133609
Alternate JournalScience
PubMed ID17095691
PubMed Central IDPMC3159423
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