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StatusReference proteome
Gene counti <p>This is the total number of unique genes found in the proteome set, algorithmically computed. For each gene, a single representative protein sequence is chosen from the proteome. Where possible, reviewed (Swiss-Prot) protein sequences are chosen as the representatives.</p> - Download one protein sequence per gene (FASTA)
Proteome IDi <p>The proteome identifier (UPID) is the unique identifier assigned to the set of proteins that constitute the <a href="">proteome</a>. It consists of the characters ‘UP’ followed by 9 digits, is stable across releases and can therefore be used to cite a UniProt proteome.<p><a href='/help/proteome_id' target='_top'>More...</a></p>UP000001058
Strainf. Nagariensis / Eve
Last modifiedOctober 26, 2018
Genome assembly and annotationi GCA_000143455.1 from ENA/EMBL

The multicellular chlorophyte algae Volvox carteri (fierce roller) has two cell types: ~2000 small biflagellate somatic cells and ~16 large, non-motile reproductive cells contained within the algae spheroid. It is an excellent species for research into the evolution of multicellularity and development because it is a member of the morphologically diverse volocine algae and is closely related to the single celled Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.

The 138Mb genome of V. carteri was sequenced and its 14,500 predicted proteins compared to Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Analysis suggests that the origin of multicellularity in V. carteri did not occur through the evolution of novel proteins (as in animal multicellularity) but instead involved the modification of lineage-specific proteins.

Componentsi <p>Genomic components encoding the proteome</p>

Component nameGenome Accession(s)
Unassembled WGS sequence14335
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