About the Authors

Jonathan A Eisen, Robert S Coyne, Martin Wu, Dongying Wu, Mathangi Thiagarajan, Jennifer R Wortman, Jonathan H Badger, Qinghu Ren, Paolo Amedeo, Kristie M Jones, Luke J Tallon, Arthur L Delcher, Steven L Salzberg, Joana C Silva, Brian J Haas, William H Majoros, Maryam Farzad, Jane M Carlton, Roger K Smith Jr.
The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Jyoti Garg, Ronald E Pearlman
Department of Biology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ronald E Pearlman
Centre for Research in Mass Spectrometry, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kathleen M Karrer, Lei Sun
Department of Biological Sciences, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

Gerard Manning
Razavi-Newman Center for Bioinformatics, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego, California, United States of America

Nels C Elde, Aaron P Turkewitz
Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

David J Asai, David E Wilkes
Department of Biology, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, California, United States of America

Yufeng Wang
Department of Biology, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

Hong Cai
Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

Kathleen Collins, B. Andrew Stewart, Suzanne R Lee
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

Katarzyna Wilamowska, Zasha Weinberg, Walter L Ruzzo
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Dorota Wloga, Jacek Gaertig
Department of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Joseph Frankel
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

Che-Chia Tsao, Martin A Gorovsky
Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, United States of America

Patrick J Keeling, Ross F Waller, Nicola J Patron
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

J. Michael Cherry, Nicholas A Stover, Cynthia J Krieger
Department of Genetics, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

Christina del Toro, Hilary F Ryder, Sondra C Williamson, Rebecca A Barbeau, Eileen P Hamilton, Eduardo Orias
Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

jaeisen@ucdavis.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

JAE coordinated the project. JAE, RSC, EPH, and EO wrote and edited the majority of the manuscript. JAE, RSC, MW, DW, JHB, and MT performed multiple bioinformatics analyses. MT, JRW, PA, MF, RKS, and BJH coordinated the annotation. KMJ and LJT carried out genome closure. ALD and SLS generated and analyzed genome assemblies. JCS, KMK, and LS analyzed mobile DNA elements. WHM generated gene models. QR conducted analyses of membrane transporters. JMC, JG, and REP generated and analyzed ESTs. GM analyzed protein kinases. NCE and APT analyzed membrane trafficking. DJA and DEW analyzed dyneins. YW and HC analyzed proteases. KC, BAS, SRL, WLR, KW, and ZW analyzed ncRNA. DW, JG, MAG, JF, and CCT analyzed cytoskeletal associated proteins. PJK, RFW, NJP, and JHB searched for plastid-derived genes. JMC, NAS, and CJK built TGD. CdT, HFR, SCW, and RAB performed the RAPD analyses. EPH, EO, SLS, JAE, and MW examined genome structure.