The current knowledge of eukaryote signalling originates from phenotypically diverse organisms. There is a pressing need to identify conserved signalling components among eukaryotes, which will lead to the transfer of knowledge across kingdoms. Two useful properties of a eukaryote model for signalling are (1) reduced signalling complexity, (2) conservation of signalling components. The alga Ostreococcus tauri is described as the smallest free-living eukaryote. With less than 8,000 genes, it represents a highly constrained genomic palette.

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  • The reduced kinome of Ostreococcus tauri: core eukaryotic signalling components in a tractable model species 

    Martin, Sarah F.; Noordally, Zeenat B.; van Ooijen, Gerben; Barrios-Llerena, Martin E.; Simpson, T. Ian; Millar, Andrew J.; Hindle, Matthew M.; Thierry Le Bihan (University of Edinburgh. SynthSys and School of Biological Sciences, 2014-06-24)
    Background The current knowledge of eukaryote signalling originates from phenotypically diverse organisms. There is a pressing need to identify conserved signalling components among eukaryotes, which will lead to the ...