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Sorites sp. Unknown


Principle Investigator(s) Jan Pawlowski
External sample ID68SSP
Sample accession numberCAM_SMPL_002447
Assembly accession numberCAM_ASM_000265
Combined Assembly NameN/A
Prelim. NCBI Taxon ID126664
18S rRNA
Importance of organism and transcriptomesForaminifers are among the most abundant and diverse marine protists, characterized by granuloreticulopodia. Sorties sp. is classified within the order Milliolida and is part of the larger foraminiferans bearing dinoflagellate symbionts and inhabiting modern tropical and subtropical shallow water seas. They are also common fossils in Mesozoic and Cenozoic neritic sediments and are used in micropaleontology for stratigraphical and environmental analyses. They are important elements of coral reefs and other carbonate depositional environments, they constitute 15% or more of the skeletal debris associated with carbonate buildups and their carbonate production rates can be comparable to production rates of corals and calcareous algae. To date, the molecular data on this organism, and foraminifers in general, is extremely poor represented in the available databases. Our knowledge on the gene expression repertoire and metabolic pathways used by foraminifers is still very limited. Additionally, transcriptomic data has shown to be a powerful tool for finding orthologous genes for further phylogenetic analysis, in an aim to resolve the phylogenetic relationships among the group and within the Eukaryotes.
Additional citations and referencesi. Holzmann, M., Hohenegger, J., Hallock, P., Piller, W.E. and Pawlowski. J. Molecular phylogeny of large miliolid foraminifera (Soritacea Ehrenberg 1839). Marine Micropaleontology. 2001. 43(1-2): 57-74 ii. Garcia-Cuetos, L., Pochon, X., Pawlowski, J. (2005) Molecular Evidence for Host?Symbiont Specificity in Soritid Foraminifera. Protist 156(4):399-412 iii. Hottinger, L., Halicz, E., Reiss, Z. (1993) Recent Foraminiferida from the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea. ISBN 86-7131-076-0
Environmental Data
Primary citation for organism's characterization, if availableLoeblich, A.J.R., Tappan. H., Foraminiferal Genera and their Classification. 1988 vol. 1-2, Van Nostrand, Reinhold, New York.
Experimental Data
Date of experiment15-APR-11
Growth mediumnonculturable
Modifications to growth mediumnonculturable
Salinty (psu)40
Prey organism, if applicable (genus and species)algae and bacteria