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StatusReference proteome
Proteinsi <p>Number of protein entries associated with this proteome: UniProtKB entries for regular proteomes or UniParc entries for redundant proteomes (<a href="/help/proteome_redundancy">more...</a>)</p> 18,829
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>UP000006906
Taxonomy3055 - Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
Last modifiedNovember 5, 2019
Genome assembly and annotationi <p>Identifier for the genome assembly (<a href="">more...</a>)</p> GCA_000002595.3 from ENA/EMBL full

Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is a single-celled green alga found in freshwater and soil throughout the world. It has been widely studied because of its adaptability to different environments and short generation time.

Chlamydomonas reinhardtii has the ability to use alternative carbon sources in the absence of light and has been the experimental material of choice for major studies in photosynthesis. It is also used as a model system for studying the structure and function of eukaryotic flagellae (cilia).

Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is haploid, and has a nuclear genome comprising 17 chromosomes with a total size of 110 Mb, a 203 kb chloroplast genome and a 16 kb mitochondrial genome, with 14,000 protein-coding genes. The reference proteome for Chlamydomonas reinhardtii has been derived from the genome sequence prepared by the JGI Chlamydomonas sequencing project ( A).

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

Component nameGenome Accession(s)
Component representationProteins
Chromosome 11327
Chromosome 21584
Chromosome 31696
Chromosome 4588
Chromosome 5503
Chromosome 61628
Chromosome 71144
Chromosome 8768
Chromosome 91269
Chromosome 101157
Chromosome 11592
Chromosome 121863
Chromosome 13871
Chromosome 14655
Chromosome 15248
Chromosome 161389
Chromosome 171191
Unassembled WGS sequence296


  1. "The Chlamydomonas genome reveals the evolution of key animal and plant functions."
    Merchant S.S., Prochnik S.E., Vallon O., Harris E.H., Karpowicz S.J., Witman G.B., Terry A., Salamov A., Fritz-Laylin L.K., Marechal-Drouard L., Marshall W.F., Qu L.H., Nelson D.R., Sanderfoot A.A., Spalding M.H., Kapitonov V.V., Ren Q., Ferris P.
    Grossman A.R.
    Science 318:245-250(2007) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]
  2. "Nucleotide diversity of the Chlamydomonas reinhardtii plastid genome: addressing the mutational-hazard hypothesis."
    Smith D.R., Lee R.W.
    BMC Evol. Biol. 9:120-120(2009) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]
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