Chloroplasts, organelles derived from once free-living cyanobacteria, are the power behind all photosynthetic eukaryotes, from diatoms to oak trees. We are sequencing the chloroplast genomes from 30 algal species to better understand the evolution of the non-chlorophyll b-containing photosynthetic lineage. Cedar McKay provides the bioinformatics for this project.
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genome sequencing analysis of Heterosigma akashiwo CCMP452 (West
Atlantic) and NIES 293 (West Pacific) strains BMC Genomics