Do echinoderm genomes measure up?

Mar Genomics. 2015 Aug;22:1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.margen.2015.02.004. Epub 2015 Feb 17.


Echinoderm genome sequences are a corpus of useful information about a clade of animals that serve as research models in fields ranging from marine ecology to cell and developmental biology. Genomic information from echinoids has contributed to insights into the gene interactions that drive the developmental process at the molecular level. Such insights often rely heavily on genomic information and the kinds of questions that can be asked thus depend on the quality of the sequence information. Here we describe the history of echinoderm genomic sequence assembly and present details about the quality of the data obtained. All of the sequence information discussed here is posted on the echinoderm information web system,

Keywords: Development; Echinoderms; Echinoids; Genome; Sequence assembly.

Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Echinodermata / genetics*
  • Genome / genetics*
  • History, 21st Century
  • Models, Genetic
  • Phylogeny
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA / history*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA / standards*
  • Species Specificity
  • Transcriptome / genetics*