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Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Development of marine eukaryotic metagenomic methods

To address gaps in diversity and ecology of the eukaryotic microorganisms in the sea, development of eukaryotic metagenomics methods, quality control experiments to assess sampling and sequencing biases, and a final synthesis of ecological and sequence data. This intensive molecular and environmental investigation aims to decipher key ecological interactions among the larger and particle-attached marine eukaryotes, bacteria and archaea.

Title: Development of marine eukaryotic metagenomic methods
Date Awarded: Nov 2007
Amount: $950,351
Term: 39 months
Grant ID: GBMF1668
Funding Area: Science, Marine Microbiology Initiative

Read more:

  1. Worden, A. Z., and A.E. Allen. 2010. The voyage of the microbial eukaryote. Current Opinion in Microbiology 13: 652-660.
  2. Matsen, F.A., R. B. Kodner, and E. V. Armbrust. 2010. pplacer: linear time maximum-likelihood and Bayesian phylogenetic placement of sequences onto a fixed reference tree. BMC Bioinformatics 11:538.
  3. Cuvelier, M. L., A. E. Allen, A. Monier, J. P. McCrow, M. Messié, S. G. Tringe, T. Woyke, R. M. Welsh, T. Ishoey, J. H. Lee, B. J. Binder, C. L. DuPont, M. Latasa, C. Guigand, K. R. Buck, J. Hilton, M. Thiagarajan, E. Caler, B. Read, R. S. Lasken, F. P. Chavez, and A. Z. Worden. 2010. Targeted metagenomics and ecology of globally important uncultured eukaryotic phytoplankton. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 107: 14,679-14,684.
  4. Demir-Hilton E., S. Sudek, M. L. Cuvelier, C. Gentemann, J. P. Zehr, and A. Z. Worden. 2011. Global distribution patterns of distinct clades of the photosynthetic picoeukaryote Ostreococcus. ISME J 5(7): 1095-1107.
  5. Kim, E., J. W. Harrison, S. Sudek, M. D. M. Jones, H. M. Wilcox, T. A. Richards, A. Z. Worden, and J.M. Archibald. 2011. Newly identified and diverse plastid-bearing branch on the eukaryotic tree of life. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108(4): 1496–1500.
  6. Monier A., R. M. Welsh, C. Gentemann, G. Weinstock, E. Sodergren, E. V. Armbrust, J. A. Eisen, and A. Z. Worden. 2011. Phosphate transporters in marine phytoplankton and their viruses: cross-domain commonalities in viral-host gene exchanges. Environmental Microbiology 14(1): 162-176.
  7. Worden, A. Z., J. Janouskovec, D. McRose, A. Engman, R. M. Welsh, S. Malfatti, S. G. Tringe, and P. J. Keeling. 2012. Global distribution of a wild alga revealed by targeted metagenomics. Current Biology 22(17): R675-R677.
  8. Raven, J. A. 2012. Algal biogeography: metagenomics shows distribution of a picoplanktonic pelagophyte. Current Biology 22(17): R682–R683. Comment on Worden et al. 2012. Current Biology 22(17): R675–R677.


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