Phylogenomics in algal research: current trends and future perspectives

Chan, Cheong Xin (2015). Phylogenomics in algal research: current trends and future perspectives. In Dinabandhu Sahoo and Joseph Seckbach (Ed.), The Algae World (pp. 501-517) Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-017-7321-8_20

Author Chan, Cheong Xin
Title of chapter Phylogenomics in algal research: current trends and future perspectives
Title of book The Algae World
Place of Publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-7321-8_20
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Series Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology
ISBN 9789401773201
ISSN 1871-661X
Editor Dinabandhu Sahoo
Joseph Seckbach
Volume number 26
Chapter number 21
Start page 501
End page 517
Total pages 17
Total chapters 22
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Phylogenomics is the study of evolutionary histories among organismal lineages based on comparative analysis of genome-scale data. Until recent years, the application of phylogenomics in algal research had been limited by data availability. With the increasing affordability of sequencing technologies, algal research, alongside other disciplines of life sciences, is now inundated with large amount of sequencing data, including but not limited to genomes, transcriptomes and epigenomes. In the past 5 years, we have seen a surge of published reports and data of new algal genomes, and this trend is showing no signs of slowing down. These novel genomes provide an exciting analysis platform for understanding algal biology, ecophysiology and diversity, and at a broader scale, eukaryote evolution. Phylogenomic approaches allow for addressing interesting biological questions at scale that was previously unimaginable. This chapter highlights the importance and current trends of phylogenomics in algal research. The limitations and future perspectives of algal phylogenomics are discussed in light of the on-going deluge of sequencing data.
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Institutional Status UQ

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