Table 1

Publicly available sequence data for copepods

Core nucleotide

Expressed sequence tags

Mitochondrial genome sequence

Nuclear genomic sequence (chromosome/whole genome)

Scientific relevance of species


Hexapoda (insects)

3,076,212

4,496,444

235

51/20


Copepoda (Total)

15,316

207,282

8

0/0


Lepeophtheirus salmonis

4,345

129,250

2

0/0

Parasite of wild and farmed marine fish, economically and ecologically important


Caligus rogercresseyi

1,610

32,037

0

0/0

Parasite of wild and farmed marine fish, economically important


Caligus clemensi

1,227

14,806

0

0/0

Parasite of wild and farmed marine fish


Lernaeocera branchialis

1

14,927

0

0/0

Parasite of wild marine fish


Calanus finmarchicus

48

11,461

0

0/0

Key marine zooplankton species


Tigriopus californicus

920

4,801

3

0/0

Tidepool copepod used as a model system in evolutionary genetics and ecotoxicological research


Publicly available sequence data for copepods and for insects, the other hyper-abundant arthropod taxon, which have received far more attention in genomics studies (source: Taxonomy Browser, GenBank release 184.0, accessed July 22nd, 2011). Data include only those copepod species for which there are greater than 1000 core nucleotide or EST sequences. While data resulting from shotgun genome sequencing exist for L. salmonis (475,815 sequences) no complete genome assembly has thus far been conducted.

Bron et al. Frontiers in Zoology 2011 8:22   doi:10.1186/1742-9994-8-22

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