Digital expression profiling of novel diatom transcripts provides insight into their biological functions.

Digital expression profiling of novel diatom transcripts provides insight into their biological functions.

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Authors: Maheswari U, Jabbari K, Petit JL, Porcel BM, Allen AE, Cadoret JP, De Martino A, Heijde M, Kaas R, La Roche J, Lopez PJ, Martin-Jézéquel V, Meichenin A, Mock T, Schnitzler Parker M, Vardi A, Armbrust EV, Weissenbach J, Katinka M, Bowler C
Title: Digital expression profiling of novel diatom transcripts provides insight into their biological functions.
Citation: Genome biology. 2010-01-01; 11.11: R85.
Abstract:
Diatoms represent the predominant group of eukaryotic phytoplankton in the oceans and are responsible for around 20% of global photosynthesis. Two whole genome sequences are now available. Notwithstanding, our knowledge of diatom biology remains limited because only around half of their genes can be ascribed a function based onhomology-based methods. High throughput tools are needed, therefore, to associate functions with diatom-specific genes.
PMID: 20738856