Diatom Portal v1
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The marine centric diatom 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, the genus Thalassiosira is cosmopolitan throughout the world's oceans, and the genome is relatively small at 34 mega base pairs.
The marine pennate diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum is the second diatom for which a whole genome sequence has been generated. It was chosen primarily because of the superior genetic resources available for this diatom (eg, genetic transformation, 100,000 ESTs), and because it has been used in laboratory-based studies of diatom physiology for several decades.