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Organism ImageCyanidioschyzon merolae

ultrasmall unicellular red alga

Lineage: Eukaryota[1364]; Rhodophyta[6]; Bangiophyceae[4]; Cyanidiales[2]; Cyanidiaceae[2]; Cyanidioschyzon[1]; Cyanidioschyzon merolae[1]
Cyanidioschyzon merolae is a primitive, unicellular red alga with a compact genome and a simple gene composition. It lives in sulphate-rich, acidic hot waters. The cell contains a single nucleus, a single mitochondrion and a single chloroplast. The genome size is about 16 Mbp, smallest of all photosynthetic eukaryotes. The majority of More...

 Representative (genome information for reference and representative genomes)

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Transcriptome or Gene expression2

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