About Ostreococcus lucimarinus

Ostreococcus lucimarinus is a unicellular green alga and an important member of the picoplankton community, which plays a central role in the oceanic carbon cycle. It is one of the smallest known free-living eukaryotic species, with an average size of 0.8 ┬Ám. Its cellular structure is characterised by remarkable simplicity, lacking a cell wall and containing a single chloroplast, a single mitochondrion, and a single Golgi body as well as its nucleus.

Taxonomy ID 436017

Data source JGI

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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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Phylogenetic overview of gene families

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