Month: May 2011

Selaginella – A Spike Moss in the Lycophytes


The Selaginella P450s are posted under the Selaginella page. Selaginella is a spike moss in the lycophytes. It is an early vascular plant. The Selaginella genome paper appeared online (before print) on May 5, 2011 in Science Express, lead author Jody Banks.

Three Ant Genomes and a Basidiomycete Fungus Genome Posted


Four new genomes are posted. Three ant genomes from seed-harvester ant (Pogonomyrmex barbatus), fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) and the Argentine ant (Linepithema humile) are posted on the animal section under the honeybee and Jewel wasp row. The fourth genome is Postia placenta, a Basidiomycete fungus. This is on the fungal genomes page.