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Amphimedon queenslandica (Demosponge) (v1.1)

About Amphimedon queenslandica

Amphimedon queenslandica is a sponge native to the Great Barrier Reef. Its genome has been sequenced. It has been the subject of various studies on the evolution of metazoan development.

Amphimedon queenslandica (formerly A. reniera) is a sponge, discovered in 1998 and formally described in 2006 [1]. Despite its recent identification, this native of Great Barrier Reef has already proved itself a useful subject for the study of the evolutionary origins of metazoan development [2,3], and is the first member of phylum Porifera to have had its genome sequenced.

Picture credit: Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons (Image source) Taxonomy ID 400682

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More information General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia

Taxonomy ID 400682

Data source US DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI-PGF)

More information and statistics

Genome assembly: v1.1

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Download DNA sequence (FASTA)

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Gene annotation

What can I find? Protein-coding and non-coding genes, splice variants, cDNA and protein sequences, non-coding RNAs.

More about this genebuild

Download genes, cDNAs, ncRNA, proteins - FASTA - GFF3

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Comparative genomics

What can I find? Homologues, gene trees, and whole genome alignments across multiple species.

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Phylogenetic overview of gene families

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This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor:

Variant Effect Predictor