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Goniomonas Pacifica CCMP1869


Principle Investigator(s) Brian Palenik
External sample IDGoniomonasNOSYN
NCGR Sample IDMMETSP0107_2
Sample accession numberCAM_SMPL_002385
Assembly accession numberCAM_ASM_000203
Combined Assembly NameGoniomonas-pacifica-CCMP1869
Prelim. NCBI Taxon ID195067
18S rRNA
Importance of organism and transcriptomesGoniomonas species are related to cryptophytes, but have lost a functioning chloroplast. They consume bacteria including cyanobacteria and small phytoplankton as prey, and thus are involved in recycling of nutrients through the microbial loop. They have been important model organisms for studying grazer-prey dynamics. Their biology is not well studied and we could not find a genome project for this group. Recently a related group of colorless cryptophytes has been determined to be widespread. This goniomonas isolate was obatined from the CCMP and has been used in grazing experiments with different strains in our labs. We would hope to compare its transcriptome during growth with and without Synechococcus and to other nanoflagellates growing with and without Synechococcus
Additional citations and referencesMartin-Cereceda M, Roberts EC, Wootton EC, Bonaccorso E, Dyal P, Guinea A, Rogers D, Wright CJ, Novarino G. (2010) Morphology, ultrastructure, and small subunit rDNA phylogeny of the marine heterotrophic flagellate Goniomonas aff. amphinema. J Eukaryot Microbiol 57(2):159-70.
Environmental Data
Primary citation for organism's characterization, if availableDeane,J.A., Strachan,I.M., Saunders,G.W., Hill,D.R.A. and McFadden,G.I. (2002) Cryptomonad evolution: nuclear 18S rDNA phylogeny versus cell morphology and pigmentation J. Phycol. 38 (6), 1236-1244.
Experimental Data
Date of experiment15-MAR-11
Growth mediumf/4 amended seawater
Temperature (ºC)20
Salinty (psu)34
Light (µmol photons / m2 / sec)20
Day portion of day:night cycle in hours24
Nitrate (μmol/L)441.23
Phosphate (μmol/L)18.15
Trace elements (total) (nmol/L)12.25
Prey organism, if applicable (genus and species)Unknown bacteria