Cheong Xin Chan
University of Queensland
80Publications
19H-index
1,286Citations
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Published on Mar 25, 2019in Briefings in Bioinformatics 6.30
Guillaume Bernard5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Queensland),
Cheong Xin Chan19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Queensland)
+ 5 AuthorsMark A. Ragan46
Estimated H-index: 46
(University of Queensland)
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Published on Oct 1, 2018in Phycological Research 1.27
Mei-Chea Sim (University of Malaya), Cheong Xin Chan19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Queensland)
+ 1 AuthorsSiew-Moi Phang27
Estimated H-index: 27
(University of Malaya)
Sargassum species are one of the major alginate-producing seaweed species in Asian countries. Alginate is widely used in food, feed, pharmaceutical and medical industries as thickening and stabilizing agents. To establish a set of consistently expressed genes as reference genes for quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) studies of Sargassum polycystum (Fucales, Ochrophyta) in samples collected at two distinct time points from the field, four candidate reference genes, namely ...
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Published on Aug 1, 2018in Molecular Biology and Evolution 10.22
JunMo Lee7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Sungkyunkwan University),
Eun Chan Yang15
Estimated H-index: 15
+ 16 AuthorsGa Hun Boo9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Chungnam National University)
Red algae (Rhodophyta) underwent two phases of large-scale genome reduction during their early evolution. The red seaweeds did not attain genome sizes or gene inventories typical of other multicellular eukaryotes. We generated a high quality 92.1 Mbp draft genome assembly from the red seaweed Gracilariopsis chorda, including methylation and small (s)RNA data. We analyzed these and other Archaeplastida genomes to address three questions: 1) what is the role of repeats and transposable elements (T...
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in Scientific Reports 4.12
Timothy G. Stephens2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Queensland),
Mark A. Ragan46
Estimated H-index: 46
(University of Queensland)
+ 1 AuthorsCheong Xin Chan19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Queensland)
Dinoflagellates are a diverse group of unicellular primary producers and grazers that exhibit some of the most remarkable features known among eukaryotes. These include gigabase-sized nuclear genomes, permanently condensed chromosomes and highly reduced organelle DNA. However, the genetic inventory that allows dinoflagellates to thrive in diverse ecological niches is poorly characterised. Here we systematically assess the functional capacity of 3,368,684 predicted proteins from 47 transcriptome ...
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Published on Dec 12, 2018in Bioinformatics 5.48
Raúl A. González-Pech1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Queensland),
Timothy G. Stephens2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Queensland),
Cheong Xin Chan19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Queensland)
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Published on Nov 20, 2018in bioRxiv
Guillaume Bernard5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Queensland),
Paul Greenfield13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
+ 1 AuthorsCheong Xin Chan19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Queensland)
ABSTRACT Microbial genomes have been shaped by parent-to-offspring (vertical) descent and lateral genetic transfer. These processes can be distinguished by alignment-based inference and comparison of phylogenetic trees for individual gene families, but this approach is not scalable to whole-genome sequences, and a tree-like structure does not adequately capture how these processes impact microbial physiology. Here we adopted alignment-free approaches based on k -mer statistics to infer phylogeno...
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Published on Jul 1, 2018in Molecular Biology and Evolution 10.22
Cheong Xin Chan19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Queensland),
Pavel Vaysberg2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Rutgers University)
+ 3 AuthorsDebashish Bhattacharya64
Estimated H-index: 64
(Rutgers University)
Sacoglossan sea slugs offer fascinating systems to study the onset and persistence of algal-plastid symbioses. Elysia chlorotica is particularly noteworthy because it can survive for months, relying solely on energy produced by ingested plastids of the stramenopile alga Vaucheria litorea that are sequestered in cells lining its digestive diverticula. How this animal can maintain the actively photosynthesizing organelles without replenishment of proteins from the lost algal nucleus remains unknow...
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Published on Mar 1, 2018in The ISME Journal 9.52
Amin R Mohamed1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Vivian R. Cumbo13
Estimated H-index: 13
(James Cook University)
+ 6 AuthorsDavid S. Miller70
Estimated H-index: 70
(James Cook University)
Since the discovery of Chromera velia as a novel coral-associated microalga, this organism has attracted interest because of its unique evolutionary position between the photosynthetic dinoflagellates and the parasitic apicomplexans. The nature of the relationship between Chromera and its coral host is controversial. Is it a mutualism, from which both participants benefit, a parasitic relationship, or a chance association? To better understand the interaction, larvae of the common Indo-Pacific r...
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in Scientific Reports 4.12
Christopher J. Jackson10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Melbourne),
Andrew H. Knoll101
Estimated H-index: 101
(Harvard University)
+ 1 AuthorsHeroen Verbruggen27
Estimated H-index: 27
(University of Melbourne)
Secondary plastids derived from green algae occur in chlorarachniophytes, photosynthetic euglenophytes, and the dinoflagellate genus Lepidodinium. Recent advances in understanding the origin of these plastids have been made, but analyses suffer from relatively sparse taxon sampling within the green algal groups to which they are related. In this study we aim to derive new insights into the identity of the plastid donors, and when in geological time the independent endosymbiosis events occurred. ...
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Susan H. Brawley33
Estimated H-index: 33
(University of Maine),
Nicolas A. Blouin11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Maine)
+ 47 AuthorsCheong Xin Chan19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Queensland)
Porphyra umbilicalis (laver) belongs to an ancient group of red algae (Bangiophyceae), is harvested for human food, and thrives in the harsh conditions of the upper intertidal zone. Here we present the 87.7-Mbp haploid Porphyra genome (65.8% G + C content, 13,125 gene loci) and elucidate traits that inform our understanding of the biology of red algae as one of the few multicellular eukaryotic lineages. Novel features of the Porphyra genome shared by other red algae relate to the cytoskeleton, c...
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