A database offering the genome sequence of the ultrasmall unicellular red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae. This project presents the complete sequence of 16,546,747 nucleotides covering 100% of the 20 linear chromosomes from telomere to telomere, representing the simple and unique chromosomal structures of the eukaryotic cell. The C. merolae genome contains the smallest known histone-gene cluster, a unique telomeric repeat for all chromosomal ends, and an extremely low number of transposons. It belongs to the Cyanidiaceae family.
Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, Japan; Department of Life Science, College of Science, Rikkyo (St. Paul's) University, Tokyo, Japan; Research Information Center for Extremophile, Rikkyo (St. Paul's) University, Tokyo, Japan; Department of Life Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; Department of Integrated Biosciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo, Chiba, Japan; Center for Marine Environment Studies, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan; Laboratory of Cell and Functional Biology, Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan; Radiation Research Center for Bio-Technology, Advanced Radiation Technology Institute, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Jeollabuk-do, Korea
Cyanidioschyzon merolae funding source(s)
This work was supported by Grant-in-Aid for Creative Scientific Research (No. 16GS0304) and Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (No. 17370087), from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan; and by grants from Frontier Project "Adaptation and Evolution of Extremophile" from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, and from the Program for the Promotion of Basic Research Activities for Innovative Biosciences.