image of two cranberry cultivars
Two cranberry
© Nicholi Vorsa

image of Pleopsidium
© Valérie Reeb

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Dogwood flower
© Ning Zhang

image of Montipora capitata

© Ruth Gates image of Xylaria P70-3
Xylaria P70-3
© Ning Zhang

Copyright: Lena Struwe. Pine Barren gentian (Gentiana autumnalis), at Warren Grove Range, Pinelands, NJ, USA.
© Lena Struwe
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Mission Statement:
The Genome Cooperative is a group of collaborating faculty and their lab members who support rapid growth in genomics and genomic tools at Rutgers. Members contribute to collaborative ventures through shared funding of projects or personnel, collaborative agreements to develop novel research or teaching resources, and participate in Genome Cooperative events.
GC Highlights:
Staff member Nicole Wagner is in charge of sequencing runs. Contact information
Genome Cooperative bioinformaticist Udi ZelZion contributes to paper in Current Biology in collaboration with the Falkowski group.
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The Genome Cooperative provides genome data to cranberry researchers at Rutgers.
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>> See the ongoing and completed projects in the Genome Cooperative
Some recent papers by members:
A. Beck, P. K. Divakar, N. Zhang, M. C. Molina & L. Struwe. 2014. Evidence of ancient horizontal gene transfer between fungi and the terrestrial alga Trebouxia. Springer. Organisms Diversity & Evolution. 30 December 2014.
D. Bhattacharya, H. Qiu, D. Price and HS. Yoon. 2014. Why we need more algal genomes. Journal of Phycology. Accepted manuscript online: Dec. 4, 2014.
Foflonker, F., D.C. Price, H. Qiu, B. Palenik, S. Wang, and D. Bhattacharya. 2014. Genome of the halotolerant green alga Picochlorum sp. reveals strategies for thriving under fluctuating environmental conditions. Environmental Microbiology [epub ahead of print] PMID: 24965277
Harel, A., Y. Bromberg, P.G. Falkowski, and D. Bhattacharya. 2014. Evolutionary history of redox metal-binding domains across the tree of life. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 111:7042-7047.
Perrineau, M.M., E. Zelzion, J. Gross, D.C. Price, J. Boyd, and D. Bhattacharya. 2014. Evolution of salt tolerance in a laboratory reared population of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Environmental Microbiology 16:1755-1766.
Perrineau, M.M., J. Gross, E. Zelzion, D.C. Price, O. Levitan, J. Boyd, and D. Bhattacharya. 2014. Using natural selection to explore the adaptive potential of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. PLoS One 9:e92533.
Rockwell NC, D. Duanmu, S.S. Martin, C. Bachy, D.C. Price, D. Bhattacharya, A.Z. Worden, and J.C. Lagarias. 2014. Eukaryotic algal phytochromes span the visible spectrum. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 111:3871-3876.
Roy RS, Price DC, Schliep A, Cai G, Korobeynikov A, Yoon HS, Yang EC, Bhattacharya D. 2014. Single cell genome analysis of an uncultured heterotrophic stramenopile. Scientific Reports 4:4780.

Bhattacharya, D., D.C. Price, C.X. Chan, H. Qiu, N. Rose, S. Ball, A.P. Weber, M. Cecilia Arias, B. Henrissat, P.M. Coutinho, A. Krishnan, S. Zäuner, S. Morath, F. Hilliou, A. Egizi, M.M. Perrineau, and H.S. Yoon. 2013. Genome of the red alga Porphyridium purpureum. Nature Communications 4:1941.
Mass T, Drake JL, Haramaty L, Kim JD, Zelzion E, Bhattacharya D, Falkowski PG. 2013. Cloning and characterization of four novel coral acid-rich proteins that precipitate carbonates in vitro. Current Biology 23:1126-1131.
Gross J, Wajid S, Price DC, Zelzion E, Li J, Chan CX, Bhattacharya D. 2013. Evidence for widespread exonic small RNAs in the glaucophyte alga Cyanophora paradoxa. PLoS One 8:e67669.
Ball, S.G., A. Subtil, D. Bhattacharya, A. Moustafa, A.P.M. Weber, L. Gehre, C. Colleoni, M.-C. Arias, U. Cenci, and D. Dauvillée. 2013. Metabolic effectors secreted by bacterial pathogens: essential facilitators of plastid endosymbiosis? The Plant Cell. Jan;25(1):7-21
Facchinelli, F., M. Pribil, U. Oster, N. Ebert, D. Bhattacharya, D. Leister, and A. Weber. 2013. Proteomic analysis of the Cyanophora paradoxa muroplast provides clues on early events in plastid endosymbiosis. Planta: 2013 Feb;237(2):637-51 epub ahead of print

Bhattacharya D., Price D.C., Yoon H.S., Yang E.C., Poulton N.J., Andersen R.A., Das S.P. Single cell genome analysis supports a link between phagotrophy and primary plastid endosymbiosis. Scientific Reports 2, 10 April 2012, Article number: 356 (open access).
Price D.C., Chan C.X., Yoon H.S., Yang E.C., Qiu H., Weber A.P., Schwacke R., Gross J., Blouin N.A., Lane C., Reyes-Prieto A., Durnford D.G., Neilson J.A., Lang F.B., Gertraud Burger G., Steiner J.M., Löffelhardt W., Meuser J.E., Posewitz M.C., Ball S., Arias M.C., Henrissat B., Coutinho P.M., Rensing S.A., Symeonidi A., Doddapaneni H., Green B.R., Rajah V.D., Boore J., and Bhattacharya D. 2012.Cyanophora paradoxa genome elucidates origin of photosynthesis in algae and plants. Science 17 February 2012: Vol. 335 no. 6070 pp. 843-847

Adams, D.K., M.A. Sewell, R.C. Angerer, and L.M. Angerer. 2011. Rapid adaptation to food availability by a dopamine-mediated morphogenetic response. Nature Communications. 2:592
Adams, D.K., D.J. McGillicuddy, L.M. Zamudio, A.M. Thurnherr, X. Liang, O. Rouxel, C.R. German, and L.M. Mullineaux. 2011. Surface-driven mesoscale eddies transport deep-sea products from hydrothermal vents. Science. 332:580-583
Yoon HS, Price DC, Stepanauskas R, Rajah VD, Sieracki ME, Wilson WH, Yang EC, Duffy S, Bhattacharya D. 2011. Single cell genomics reveals trophic interactions and evolutionary history of uncultured protists. Science 332:714-717.
Kerry O'Donnell, Deanna A. Sutton, Michael G. Rinaldi, Brice A. J. Sarver, S. Arunmozhi Balajee, Hans-Josef Schroers, Richard C. Summerbell, Vincent A. R. G. Robert, Pedro W. Crous, Ning Zhang, Takayuki Aoki, Kyongyong Jung, Jongsun Park, Yong-Hwan Lee, Seogchan Kang, Bongsoo Park, and David M. Geiser. Internet-Accessible DNA Sequence Database for Identifying Fusaria from Human and Animal Infections. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Oct. 2010, p. 3708–3718 Vol. 48, No. 10.
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Mullineaux, L.S., D. K. Adams, S.W. Mills, and S. E. Beaulieu. 2010. Larvae from afar colonize deep-sea hydrothermal vents after a catastrophic eruption. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 107:7829-7834.
Laura M. Cortese, Joshua Honig, Chris Miller and Stacy A. Bonos. Genetic Diversity of Twelve Switchgrass Populations Using Molecular and Morphological Markers. 2010. BioEnergy Research Volume 3, Number 3, 262-271.
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Assaf Vardi, Benjamin A. S. Van Mooy, Helen F. Fredricks, Kimberly J. Popendorf, Justin E. Ossolinski, Liti Haramaty, Kay D. Bidle. Viral Glycosphingolipids Induce Lytic Infection and Cell Death in Marine Phytoplankton. Science 326, 861 (2009).

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Montipora capitata: Functional genomics in the acclimatization of corals.

image of a dogwood flower

image of Xilaria P70-3

Arbacia: Molecular mechanisms of phenotypic plasticity in sea urchins and other invertebrates.

image of Picochlorum

image of Paulinella chromatophora
image of Phaeodactylum tricornutum
Lichens such as Pleopsidium pictured here are famous for containing a large number
of mobile genetic elements (group I introns) in their rDNA genes.
image of Pleopsidium
Two cranberry cultivars are shown in this figure: the red fruit is from #35 and the
yellow fruit from a seedling of the wild-pollinated "yellow bell".
image of two cranberry cultivars

image of Gentiana autumnalis

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