Info • Ostreococcus lucimarinus


Ostreococcus lucimarinus genome has been sequenced at JGI and finished at the Stanford Genome Center. The assembly release v.2.0 contains 13,204,894 bp of finished quality sequence in 21 chromosomes. This release includes a total of 7,651 predicted gene models produced through the collaboration of JGI, Ghent University (Belgium) and UCSD annotation teams.

These preliminary sets of gene models and annotations are being refined through further comparative analysis and manual curation.


This project is a collaborative effort involving:



Palenik B, Grimwood J, Aerts A, Rouze P, Salamov A, Putnam N, Dupont C, Jorgensen R, Derelle E, Rombauts S, Zhou K, Otillar R, Merchant SS, Podell S, Gaasterland T, Napoli C, Gendler K, Manuell A, Tai V, Vallon O, Piganeau G, Jancek S, Heijde M, Jabbari K, Bowler C, Lohr M, Robbens S, Werner G, Dubchak I, Pazour GJ, Ren Q, Paulsen I, Delwiche C, Schmutz J, Rokhsar D, Van de Peer Y, Moreau H, Grigoriev IV. (2007) The tiny eukaryote Ostreococcus provides genomic insights into the paradox of plankton speciation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A., 104, 7705-7710.


This work was performed under the auspices of the US Department of Energy's Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research Program and the by the University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Contract No. W-7405-Eng-48, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory under contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098, Los Alamos National Laboratory under contract No. W-7405-ENG-36, and Stanford University under contract No. DE-FC02-99ER62873.