Much of the red algal genome data have recently become available in 2013. Commenting on an earlier publication, here we explore the impacts of this infusion of red algal genome data on addressing questions regarding the complex nature of algal evolution, and how we could do a better job in phylogenomics.
Analysis of horizontal genetic transfer in red algae in the post-genomics age
Cheong Xin Chan and Debashish Bhattacharya
Commentary article published in Mobile Genetic Elements, 2013 3: e27669. Open access • DOI • Online 2 January 2014