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Published August 2015 | public
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Do echinoderm genomes measure up?


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, Echinobase.org.

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© 2015 Elsevier B.V. Received 9 December 2014; Received in revised form 5 February 2015; Accepted 6 February 2015; Available online 17 February 2015. We thank Ung-Jin Kim and David Felt for work on the Echinobase website and the data therein. We acknowledge Eric Davidson and many members of the Davidson laboratory for sharing sequence data. Professor Susan Ernst kindly read the manuscript and made thoughtful suggestions. Ann Cutting helped with images and attribution. Genome sequencing was supported by the National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health U54 HG003273 to RAG. Some of the bioinformatics work described in this review was supported by P41HD071837 to RAC.

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