Comparative Genomics of Non-Model Invertebrates


IGNITE at Journées Ouvertes en Biologie

Contribution by our ESR Nadège Guiglielmoni, who is working on ESR Project 5: Using chromosome conformation capture to assemble genomes to perfection. I went to JOBIM (Journées Ouvertes en Biologie, Informatique, Mathématiques), a national conference for bioinformatics in France. It was held in Nantes, July 2-5. For this event, I received a travel grant from the SFBI (Société Français... show more

Presenting at Biodiversity_next

Contribution by our ESR Mariya Dimitrova, who is working on ESR Project 15: Semantic publication, dissemination, visualization and re-use of biodiversity-related genomic and metagenomic data.   I participated in the conference Biodiversity_next, which took place between the 21st and 25th of October 2019 in Leiden, the Netherlands. There I gave a presentation about the OpenBiodiv-O ontology underlying the OpenB... show more

Мulti-level comparative genomics approach helps distinct species

IGNITE research uses genomic comparisons to identify considerable differences in the general structure of the genome and the makeup and history of various gene families of biological relevance to habitat adaptation. This study uses a comparative genomics approach for a deeper appreciation of the structure and causes of the deeply diverging lineages in the Placozoa. Placozoans are a phylum of tiny (approximately 1 mm) marine animals t... show more

Taxon-rich genomic-scale data sets illuminate pancrustacean evolution

Following the emergence of phylogenomic data sets, the relationships of crustaceans and hexapods (Pancrustacea) have been intensely discussed and partially elucidated. However, major uncertainties regarding the position of iconic taxa such as Branchiopoda, Copepoda, Remipedia, and Cephalocarida, and the sister group relationship of hexapods still remain. Recent IGNITE- supported research assembled the most taxon-rich phylogenomic pan... show more

Computational discovery enables broad taxonomic examination

A recent IGNITE-supported study presents a computational approach that enabled a taxonomically broad examination of the 28S rRNA molecules of the eukaryotes for the presence of the hidden break.  In some eukaryotes, a ‘hidden break’ has been described in which the 28S ribosomal RNA molecule is cleaved into two subparts. The break is common in protostome animals (arthropods, molluscs, annelids etc.), but a break has also b... show more