A cDNA resource for the cephalochordate amphioxus Branchiostoma floridae. PDF Print E-mail
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Cephalochordates (commonly called amphioxus or lancelets) are the basal invertebrate chordates within the phylum Chordata. They are widely used as a model system to study the basic developmental mechanisms for the chordate body plan. They can also serve as a useful outgroup for investigating the evolutionary origin of vertebrate novel characters. Recently, the genome of the Florida amphioxus Branchiostoma floridae was sequenced, which further brings this organism to the front for comparative genomic studies. In collaboration with Branchiostoma floridae genome project consortium members, a large-scale EST project for this organism at five developmental stages was carried out. In this database, you can use our searchable interface to access the Branchiostoma floridae EST data derived from approximately 140,000 cDNA clones. The results of clustering analysis from this EST project and the related information on “Branchiostoma floridae Gene Collection Release 1” are also available from our website. We hope this cDNA database can serve as an effective tool for the research community.



We recommend the following reference for citing this database in your publications:

Yu JK, Wang MC, Shin-i T, Kohara Y, Holland LZ, Satoh N, Satou Y (2008) A cDNA resource for the cephalochordate amphioxus Branchiostoma floridae. Dev Genes Evol 218: 723-727

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