Courtesy of CCMP
|Class||Coscinodiscophyceae, NCBI Taxonomy
Length: 4 - 6 µm
Width: 4 - 5 µm
The entire genome, including the chloroplast, of the marine centric diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana is being sequenced at the Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute. Thalassiosira pseudonana was chosen as the first eukaryotic marine phytoplankton for whole genome sequencing because this species has served as a model for diatom physiology studies, and the nuclear genome is relatively small (34 Mbp).
The genome of the diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana: Ecology, evolution and metabolism.
Armbrust, EV, JA Berges, C Bowler, BR Green, D Martinez, NH Putnam, S Zhou, AE Allen, KE Apt, M
Bechner, MA Brzezinski, BK Chaal, A Chiovitti, AK Davis, MS Demarest, J C Detter, T Glavina, D Goodstein, MZ Hadi, U Hellsten, M Hildebrand, BD Jenkins, J Jurka, VV Kapitonov, N Kröger, WWY Lau, TW Lane, FW Larimer, JC Lippmeier, S Lucas, M Medina, A Montsant, M Obornik, MS Parker, B Palenik, GJ Pazour, PM Richardson, TA Rynearson, MA Saito, DC Schwartz, K Thamatrakoln, K Valentin, A Vardi, FP Wilkerson, and DS Rokhsar.
306: 79-86 2004
Effects of temperature, nitrogen, and light limitation on the optical properties of the marine diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana
Stramski D, Sciandra A, Claustre H
LIMNOLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY
47 (2): 392-403 MAR 2002
Effects of temperature on growth rate, cell composition and nitrogen metabolism in the marine diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana (Bacillariophyceae)
Berges JA, Varela DE, Harrison PJ
MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES
225: 139-146 2002
Rapid evolution of a sexual reproduction gene in centric diatoms of the genus Thalassiosira
Armbrust EV, Galindo HM
APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY
67 (8): 3501-3513 AUG 2001
Response of growth and biochemical composition to variations in daylength, temperature, and irradiance in the marine diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana (Bacillariophyceae)
JOURNAL OF PHYCOLOGY
35 (6): 1215-1223 DEC 1999