StellaBase: Nematostella vectensis Genomics and Transcriptomics Database





New and Noteworthy

Welcome to StellaBase v2.0

Updates relative to StellaBase v1:
(1) A new layout.
(2) An updated BLAST search tool from NCBI.
(3) Implementation of JBrowse for visualizing the alignment of reads or contigs to an assembly.
(4) Addition of 82 new searchable transcriptome assemblies representing 27.2 billion nucleotides of new RNA sequencing data from 3 different geographically isolated populations
(5) A new reference transcriptome assembly that encompasses the previously published ESTs as well as 3.6 billion nucleotides of next generation sequencing data from regenerating adults
Please Contribute: StellaBase is pleased to host transcriptome and genome assemblies from researchers in the Nematostella community. At regular intervals, as new transcriptome assemblies are submitted, a new all-inclusive reference transcriptome will be compiled.
Contact John Finnerty at jrf3@bu.edu with your comments, suggestions, and/or data.

Please Cite: Lubinski TJ, Granger BR, Stefanik DJ, Friedman LE, McAnulty SJ, Schweiker RM, Finnerty JR (2014) A revised StellaBase enables comparative transcriptomic studies on multiple populations, life stages, and environmental conditions in the model cnidarian, Nematostella vectensis. (in review)

About Nematostella vectensis

The starlet sea anemone Nematostella vectensis is a small cnidarian that burrows in the soft sediment of estuarine habitats. Its native range extends along the Atlantic coast of North America, with populations described from Nova Scotia to Louisiana. Introduced populations are known from southeast England and several sites on the west coast of the United States. In the 1992, Hand and Uhlinger advocated Nematostella as a model system for laboratory studies of development. In 1997, the first molecular study of Nematostella was published by Finnerty and Martindale. In 2007, the genome was sequenced by the Joint Genome Institute, and a profusion of papers using Nematostella to study molecular and genomic evolution ensued. More recently, there has been an increasing emphasis on leveraging Nematostella's abundant genetic and phenotypic diversity for microevolutionary studies of stress response and ecotoxicology. See entries for "Nematostella" on PubMed Central and Google Scholar

Nematostella Vectensis in the Latest Literature

Sinkovics JG. The cnidarian origin of the proto-oncogenes NF-κB/STAT and WNT-like oncogenic pathway drives the ctenophores (Review). Int J Oncol. 2015 Jul 23;. PMID: 26239915

Dattoli AA, Hink MA, DuBuc TQ, Teunisse BJ, Goedhart J, Röttinger E, Postma M. Domain analysis of the Nematostella vectensis SNAIL ortholog reveals unique nucleolar localization that depends on the zinc-finger domains. Sci Rep. 2015 Jul 20;5:12147. PMID: 26190255

Tang PC, Watson GM. Proteomic identification of hair cell repair proteins in the model sea anemone Nematostella vectensis. Hear Res. 2015 Jul 14;. PMID: 26183436

Salinas-Saavedra M, Stephenson TQ, Dunn CW, Martindale MQ. Par system components are asymmetrically localized in ectodermal epithelia, but not during early development in the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis. Evodevo. 2015;6:20. PMID: 26101582

Oren M, Tarrant AM, Alon S, Simon-Blecher N, Elbaz I, Appelbaum L, Levy O. Profiling molecular and behavioral circadian rhythms in the non-symbiotic sea anemone Nematostella vectensis. Sci Rep. 2015 Jun 17;5:11418. PMID: 26081482

Okazaki N, Motomura S, Okazoe N, Yano D, Suzuki T. Cooperativity and evolution of Tetrahymena two-domain arginine kinase. Int J Biol Macromol. 2015 Aug;79:696-703. PMID: 26049117

Mortzfeld BM, Urbanski S, Reitzel AM, Künzel S, Technau U, Fraune S. Response of bacterial colonization in Nematostella vectensis to development, environment and biogeography. Environ Microbiol. 2015 Jun 1;. PMID: 26032917

Traylor-Knowles NG, Kane EG, Sombatsaphay V, Finnerty JR, Reitzel AM. Sex-specific and developmental expression of Dmrt genes in the starlet sea anemone, Nematostella vectensis. Evodevo. 2015;6:13. PMID: 25984291

Warren CR, Kassir E, Spurlin J, Martinez J, Putnam NH, Farach-Carson MC. Evolution of the perlecan/HSPG2 gene and its activation in regenerating Nematostella vectensis. PLoS One. 2015;10(4):e0124578. PMID: 25876075

Senatore A, Edirisinghe N, Katz PS. Deep mRNA sequencing of the Tritonia diomedea brain transcriptome provides access to gene homologues for neuronal excitability, synaptic transmission and peptidergic signalling. PLoS One. 2015;10(2):e0118321. PMID: 25719197

Nematostella vectensis Genomics & Transcriptomics Database
Created by: Tristan Lubinski, Brian Granger, Jim Sullivan,
Joe Ryan, Adam Reitzel, Rachel Schweiker, and Sarah McAnulty
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     Contact me at CnidTeam@gmail.com