[Annelida] Capitella capitata

Ken Halanych halankm at smtpgate.duc.auburn.edu
Mon Jul 10 10:23:40 EST 2006


Dear all,
	The last I heard the JGI was well into sequencing "C. capitata"  and  
are probably close to a draft sequence sometime soon. I believe that  
they used "Grassle species number #1". The important thing is not  
that they use C. capitata sensu stricto but that they use the one  
that has been used for developmental and genetic studies. Elaine  
Seaver (evo-devo type) passed them the DNA and they are well aware of  
the species complex/naming issues.

So too late to advise them which one to use, but not too late to get  
a proper name on the beast they are using.

Ken


On Jul 10, 2006, at 3:23 AM, KKSC (Kirk Matthew Schnorr) wrote:

> Just one thought
> Would it be a good idea for one of the Capitella experts to contact  
> the Joint Genome Institute? They have plans to sequence the genome  
> of "Capitella capitata". It might be a good idea to advise them on  
> the best isolate to use if they have not been so advised already.
>
> http://www.jgi.doe.gov/sequencing/why/CSP2005/capitella.html
>
> kind regards
> Kirk
>
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