Evolutionary & Integrative Genomics at the Université de
Protist EST Program
- PEP is a large-scale, collaborative
research project, involving
eight Canadian research groups. It aims at the exploration of
the diversity of eukaryotic genomes by cDNA sequencing. The
focus will be on unicellular microbial eukaryotes, known as
- A database (TBestDB)
manages, organizes, analyses and dissiminates immense body of
data generated by PEP.
The analysis workbench AnaBench
has been developed that allows seamless access to sequence
Organelle Genome Megasequencing Program (OGMP)
- The OGMP is an interdisciplinary
collaboration of seven Canadian
research groups. Sequence determination of complete organelle genomes
provides the data for genome bioinformatics, the investigation of
organelle genome evolution and the molecular phylogeny of protists.
Organelle Genome Database
- GOBASE is a relational organelle genome
database, which integrates
sequence data, RNA secondary structures, physical and gene maps,
information on biochemical pathways, taxonomy, evolution, and more.
Defunct as of 2017-04.
Fungal Mitochondrial Genome Project (FMGP)
- The goal of FMGP is to sequence complete
mitochondrial genomes from
all major fungal lineages, to resolve the fungal branch of the 'tree of
life', and to investigate mitochondrial gene expression, introns and
Protist Image Data (PID)
- The PID provides images and online
information on the morphology, taxonomy
and phylogenetic relationships of protists.
International Society for Evolutionary
Historically, this site is an initiative of the OGMP and included the
Protist Image Database (PID) and MegaGopher. In the following years,
two further independent projects have been added complementing the
OGMP research activities: GOBASE and FMGP. The more recently added
PEP project builds on our expertise gathered in the OGMP, but its
research focus is on the nuclear genome (or the expressed portion of
it) of eukaryotes. While the grants for the collaborative programs
OGMP (CIHR) and PEP (GenomeQuebec/GenomeCanada) have come to their
end, organelle genome and EST sequencing in protists is ongoing at
a smaller scale in our laboratories.