• Conservation and divergence of chemical defense system in the tunicate Oikopleura dioica revealed by genome wide response to two xenobiotics 

      Yadetie, Fekadu; Butcher, Stephen; Førde, Hilde E.; Campsteijn, Coen; Bouquet, Jean-Marie; Karlsen, Odd André; Denoeud, France; Metpally, Raghu; Thompson, Eric M.; Manak, J. Robert; Goksøyr, Anders; Chourrout, Daniel (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2012-02-02)
      Background Animals have developed extensive mechanisms of response to xenobiotic chemical attacks. Although recent genome surveys have suggested a broad conservation of the chemical defensome across metazoans, global gene ...
    • Embryonic expression of endogenous retroviral RNAs in somatic tissues adjacent to the Oikopleura germline 

      Henriet, Simon; Sumic, Sara; Doufoundou-Guilengui, Carlette; Jensen, Marit Flo; Grandmougin, Camille; Fal, Kateryna; Thompson, Eric; Volff, Jean-Nicolas; Chourrout, Daniel (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Selective pressure to maintain small genome size implies control of transposable elements, and most old classes of retrotransposons are indeed absent from the very compact genome of the tunicate Oikopleura dioica. Nonetheless, ...
    • OikoBase: a genomics and developmental transcriptomics resource for the urochordate Oikopleura dioica 

      Danks, Gemma Barbara; Campsteijn, Coen; Parida, Mruyunjaya; Butcher, Stephen; Doddapaneni, Harsha; Fu, Bolei; Petrin, Raul; Metpally, Raghu; Lenhard, Boris; Wincker, Patrick; Chourrout, Daniel; Thompson, Eric; Manak, J Robert (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2013-11-26)
      We report the development of OikoBase (http://oikoarrays.biology.uiowa.edu/Oiko/), a tiling array-based genome browser resource for Oikopleura dioica, a metazoan belonging to the urochordates, the closest extant group to ...