One high quality genome and two transcriptome datasets for new species of Mantamonas, a deep-branching eukaryote clade

Jazmin Blaz, Luis Javier Galindo, Aaron A. Heiss, Harpreet Kaur, Guifré Torruella, Ashley Yang, L. Alexa Thompson, Alexander Filbert, Sally Warring, Apurva Narechania, Takashi Shiratori, Ken ichiro Ishida, Joel B. Dacks, Purificación López-García, David Moreira, Eunsoo Kim, Laura Eme

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Abstract

Mantamonads were long considered to represent an “orphan” lineage in the tree of eukaryotes, likely branching near the most frequently assumed position for the root of eukaryotes. Recent phylogenomic analyses have placed them as part of the “CRuMs” supergroup, along with collodictyonids and rigifilids. This supergroup appears to branch at the base of Amorphea, making it of special importance for understanding the deep evolutionary history of eukaryotes. However, the lack of representative species and complete genomic data associated with them has hampered the investigation of their biology and evolution. Here, we isolated and described two new species of mantamonads, Mantamonas vickermani sp. nov. and Mantamonas sphyraenae sp. nov., for each of which we generated transcriptomic sequence data, as well as a high-quality genome for the latter. The estimated size of the M. sphyraenae genome is 25 Mb; our de novo assembly appears to be highly contiguous and complete with 9,416 predicted protein-coding genes. This near-chromosome-scale genome assembly is the first described for the CRuMs supergroup.

Original languageEnglish
Article number603
JournalScientific Data
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2023

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