volvox

Summary

Summary: A genus of GREEN ALGAE in the family Volvocaceae. They form spherical colonies of hundreds or thousands of bi-flagellated cells in a semi-transparent gelatinous ball.

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  1. Solari C, Kessler J, Michod R. A hydrodynamics approach to the evolution of multicellularity: flagellar motility and germ-soma differentiation in volvocalean green algae. Am Nat. 2006;167:537-54 pubmed
    ..Finally, the different colony designs in Volvocales reflect the trade-offs between reproduction, colony size, and motility...
  2. Nordhues A, Miller S, Mühlhaus T, Schroda M. New insights into the roles of molecular chaperones in Chlamydomonas and Volvox. Int Rev Cell Mol Biol. 2010;285:75-113 pubmed publisher
    ..The best-studied multicellular cousin of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is Volvox carteri, whose life cycle comprises events that have clear parallels in higher plants and/or animals, making it an ..
  3. Smith D, Lee R. Low nucleotide diversity for the expanded organelle and nuclear genomes of Volvox carteri supports the mutational-hazard hypothesis. Mol Biol Evol. 2010;27:2244-56 pubmed publisher
    ..hypothesis and applies it to the mitochondrial, plastid, and nuclear genomes of the multicellular green alga Volvox carteri. Given the expanded architecture of the V...
  4. Pappas V, Miller S. Functional analysis of the Volvox carteri asymmetric division protein GlsA. Mech Dev. 2009;126:842-51 pubmed publisher
    ..for the asymmetric divisions that establish germ and somatic cell initials during embryogenesis in the green alga Volvox carteri, but it is not known on what cellular process GlsA acts to carry out this function...
  5. Drescher K, Leptos K, Tuval I, Ishikawa T, Pedley T, Goldstein R. Dancing volvox: hydrodynamic bound states of swimming algae. Phys Rev Lett. 2009;102:168101 pubmed
    The spherical alga Volvox swims by means of flagella on thousands of surface somatic cells. This geometry and its large size make it a model organism for studying the fluid dynamics of multicellularity...
  6. Ueki N, Nishii I. Idaten is a new cold-inducible transposon of Volvox carteri that can be used for tagging developmentally important genes. Genetics. 2008;180:1343-53 pubmed publisher
    ..transposon called Jordan has previously been used to tag and recover genes controlling key aspects of Volvox development, including the process called inversion...
  7. Ueki N, Nishii I. Controlled enlargement of the glycoprotein vesicle surrounding a volvox embryo requires the InvB nucleotide-sugar transporter and is required for normal morphogenesis. Plant Cell. 2009;21:1166-81 pubmed publisher
    Here, we report our analysis of a mutant of Volvox carteri, InvB, whose embryos fail to execute inversion, the process in which each Volvox embryo normally turns itself inside-out at the end of embryogenesis, thereby achieving the adult ..
  8. Nozaki H, Mori T, Misumi O, Matsunaga S, Kuroiwa T. Males evolved from the dominant isogametic mating type. Curr Biol. 2006;16:R1018-20 pubmed
  9. Hallmann A, Wodniok S. Swapped green algal promoters: aphVIII-based gene constructs with Chlamydomonas flanking sequences work as dominant selectable markers in Volvox and vice versa. Plant Cell Rep. 2006;25:582-91 pubmed
    ..constructs with 3' and 5' untranslated flanking sequences (including promoters) from the multicellular green alga Volvox work in the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas and flanking sequences from Chlamydomonas work in Volvox, at ..

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  1. Kianianmomeni A, Nematollahi G, Hallmann A. A gender-specific retinoblastoma-related protein in Volvox carteri implies a role for the retinoblastoma protein family in sexual development. Plant Cell. 2008;20:2399-419 pubmed publisher
    Here, we describe the cloning and characterization of RETINOBLASTOMA-RELATED PROTEIN1 (RBR1) from the green alga Volvox carteri...
  2. Smith D, Hua J, Lee R. Evolution of linear mitochondrial DNA in three known lineages of Polytomella. Curr Genet. 2010;56:427-38 pubmed publisher
    ..These elevated rates could be the result of a greater number of vegetative cell divisions and/or small population sizes in Polytomella species as compared with other chlamydomonadalean algae...
  3. Schmitt R. Differentiation of germinal and somatic cells in Volvox carteri. Curr Opin Microbiol. 2003;6:608-13 pubmed
    b>Volvox carteri is a spherical alga with a complete division of labor between around 2000 biflagellate somatic cells and 16 asexual reproductive cells (gonidia)...
  4. Kianianmomeni A, Hallmann A. Validation of reference genes for quantitative gene expression studies in Volvox carteri using real-time RT-PCR. Mol Biol Rep. 2013;40:6691-9 pubmed publisher
    ..To determine potential reference genes for normalization of qRT-PCR data in the green alga Volvox carteri, the transcript levels of ten candidate reference genes were measured by qRT-PCR in three experimental ..
  5. Ferris P, Olson B, De Hoff P, Douglass S, Casero D, Prochnik S, et al. Evolution of an expanded sex-determining locus in Volvox. Science. 2010;328:351-4 pubmed publisher
    ..The mating locus (MT) of the sexually dimorphic multicellular green alga Volvox carteri specifies the production of eggs and sperm and has undergone a remarkable expansion and divergence ..
  6. Hallmann A. Extracellular matrix and sex-inducing pheromone in Volvox. Int Rev Cytol. 2003;227:131-82 pubmed
    ..The green alga Volvox represents one of the simplest multicellular organisms, but even so, it already has a highly developed ECM...
  7. Herron M, Hackett J, Aylward F, Michod R. Triassic origin and early radiation of multicellular volvocine algae. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:3254-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Among the best-studied ETIs is the origin of multicellularity in the green alga Volvox, a model system for the evolution of multicellularity and cellular differentiation...
  8. Ueki N, Matsunaga S, Inouye I, Hallmann A. How 5000 independent rowers coordinate their strokes in order to row into the sunlight: phototaxis in the multicellular green alga Volvox. BMC Biol. 2010;8:103 pubmed publisher
  9. Hallmann A. Evolution of reproductive development in the volvocine algae. Sex Plant Reprod. 2011;24:97-112 pubmed publisher
    ..The spheroidal green alga Volvox and its close relatives, the volvocine algae, span the full range of organizational complexity, from unicellular ..
  10. Zhang F, Prigge M, Beyrière F, Tsunoda S, Mattis J, Yizhar O, et al. Red-shifted optogenetic excitation: a tool for fast neural control derived from Volvox carteri. Nat Neurosci. 2008;11:631-3 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we describe a cation-conducting channelrhodopsin (VChR1) from Volvox carteri that can drive spiking at 589 nm, with excitation maximum red-shifted approximately 70 nm compared with ..
  11. Kirk D. Oogamy: inventing the sexes. Curr Biol. 2006;16:R1028-30 pubmed
    ..Why this should be the case is still uncertain, but recent studies of mating-type genes in green algae open a promising new way to explore molecular-genetic aspects of the evolution of dichotomous sexes...
  12. Cheng Q, Fowler R, Tam L, Edwards L, Miller S. The role of GlsA in the evolution of asymmetric cell division in the green alga Volvox carteri. Dev Genes Evol. 2003;213:328-35 pubmed
    b>Volvox carteri, a green alga in the order Volvocales, contains two completely differentiated cell types, small motile somatic cells and large reproductive cells called gonidia, that are set apart from each other during embryogenesis by a ..
  13. Duncan L, Nishii I, Harryman A, Buckley S, Howard A, Friedman N, et al. The VARL gene family and the evolutionary origins of the master cell-type regulatory gene, regA, in Volvox carteri. J Mol Evol. 2007;65:1-11 pubmed
    Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, Volvox carteri, and their relatives in the family Volvocaceae provide an excellent opportunity for studying how multicellular organisms with differentiated cell types evolved from unicellular ancestors. While C...
  14. Solari C, Ganguly S, Kessler J, Michod R, Goldstein R. Multicellularity and the functional interdependence of motility and molecular transport. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006;103:1353-8 pubmed
    ..First, experiments with suspended deflagellated colonies of Volvox carteri show that forced advection improves productivity...
  15. Smith D, Lee R. The mitochondrial and plastid genomes of Volvox carteri: bloated molecules rich in repetitive DNA. BMC Genomics. 2009;10:132 pubmed publisher
    ..The results of a previous study indicate that the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) of the green alga Volvox carteri abounds with palindromic repeats, which appear to be selfish elements...
  16. Jakobiak T, Mages W, Scharf B, Babinger P, Stark K, Schmitt R. The bacterial paromomycin resistance gene, aphH, as a dominant selectable marker in Volvox carteri. Protist. 2004;155:381-93 pubmed
    The aminoglycoside antibiotic paromomycin that is highly toxic to the green alga Volvox carteri is efficiently inactivated by aminoglycoside 3'-phosphotransferase from Streptomyces rimosus...
  17. Kianianmomeni A, Stehfest K, Nematollahi G, Hegemann P, Hallmann A. Channelrhodopsins of Volvox carteri are photochromic proteins that are specifically expressed in somatic cells under control of light, temperature, and the sex inducer. Plant Physiol. 2009;151:347-66 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we describe the characterization of two channelrhodopsins, Volvox channelrhodopsin-1 (VChR1) and VChR2, from the multicellular green alga Volvox carteri...
  18. Ernst O, Sánchez Murcia P, Daldrop P, Tsunoda S, Kateriya S, Hegemann P. Photoactivation of channelrhodopsin. J Biol Chem. 2008;283:1637-43 pubmed
    ..In this study, we cloned a ChR from the colonial alga Volvox carteri, VChR...
  19. Ishida K. Sexual pheromone induces diffusion of the pheromone-homologous polypeptide in the extracellular matrix of Volvox carteri. Eukaryot Cell. 2007;6:2157-62 pubmed
    The C-terminal domain of pherophorin II is homologous to the sexual pheromone of Volvox carteri and is released from other domains during sexual induction...
  20. Cheng Q, Pappas V, Hallmann A, Miller S. Hsp70A and GlsA interact as partner chaperones to regulate asymmetric division in Volvox. Dev Biol. 2005;286:537-48 pubmed
    ..is required for the asymmetric divisions that set aside germ and somatic cell precursors during embryogenesis in Volvox carteri, and previous evidence indicated that this function requires an intact Hsp70-binding site...
  21. Nematollahi G, Kianianmomeni A, Hallmann A. Quantitative analysis of cell-type specific gene expression in the green alga Volvox carteri. BMC Genomics. 2006;7:321 pubmed
    The multicellular alga Volvox carteri possesses only two cell types: mortal, motile somatic cells and potentially immortal, immotile reproductive cells...
  22. Höhn S, Hallmann A. There is more than one way to turn a spherical cellular monolayer inside out: type B embryo inversion in Volvox globator. BMC Biol. 2011;9:89 pubmed publisher
    ..Spheroidal green algae of the genus Volvox are uniquely suited as model systems for studying the basic principles of epithelial folding...
  23. Prochnik S, Umen J, Nedelcu A, Hallmann A, Miller S, Nishii I, et al. Genomic analysis of organismal complexity in the multicellular green alga Volvox carteri. Science. 2010;329:223-6 pubmed publisher
    The multicellular green alga Volvox carteri and its morphologically diverse close relatives (the volvocine algae) are well suited for the investigation of the evolution of multicellularity and development...
  24. Herron M, Michod R. Evolution of complexity in the volvocine algae: transitions in individuality through Darwin's eye. Evolution. 2008;62:436-51 pubmed
    ..A second cycle, in which the defection of somatic cells must be prevented, may still be in progress...
  25. Brumley D, Polin M, Pedley T, Goldstein R. Hydrodynamic synchronization and metachronal waves on the surface of the colonial alga Volvox carteri. Phys Rev Lett. 2012;109:268102 pubmed
    ..particle image velocimetry, we report the discovery of metachronal waves on the surface of the colonial alga Volvox carteri, whose large size and ease of visualization make it an ideal model organism for these studies...
  26. Nishii I, Miller S. Volvox: simple steps to developmental complexity?. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2010;13:646-53 pubmed publisher
    b>Volvox, Chlamydomonas, and their close relatives - collectively the volvocine green algae - comprise an excellent system for investigating the origins of developmental complexity...
  27. Michod R. Evolution of individuality during the transition from unicellular to multicellular life. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007;104 Suppl 1:8613-8 pubmed
    ..genetic basis for reproductive altruism (somatic cells specialized at vegetative functions) in the multicellular Volvox carteri by showing how an altruistic gene may have originated through cooption of a life-history tradeoff gene ..
  28. Duncan L, Nishii I, Howard A, Kirk D, Miller S. Orthologs and paralogs of regA, a master cell-type regulatory gene in Volvox carteri. Curr Genet. 2006;50:61-72 pubmed
    The multicellular green alga Volvox carteri forma nagariensis has only two cell types: terminally differentiated somatic cells and reproductive cells...
  29. Babinger K, Hallmann A, Schmitt R. Translational control of regA, a key gene controlling cell differentiation in Volvox carteri. Development. 2006;133:4045-51 pubmed
    The complete division of labour between the reproductive and somatic cells of the green alga Volvox carteri is controlled by three types of genes. One of these is the regA gene, which controls terminal differentiation of the somatic cells...
  30. Cheng Q, Hallmann A, Edwards L, Miller S. Characterization of a heat-shock-inducible hsp70 gene of the green alga Volvox carteri. Gene. 2006;371:112-20 pubmed
    The green alga Volvox carteri possesses several thousand cells, but just two cell types: large reproductive cells called gonidia, and small, biflagellate somatic cells...
  31. Rogerson T, Jayaprakash B, Cai D, Sano Y, Lee Y, Zhou Y, et al. Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms for Trapping and Activating Emotional Memories. PLoS ONE. 2016;11:e0161655 pubmed publisher
    ..Post-training activation of these neurons with Volvox Channelrhodopsin-1 was able to trigger recall of that memory...
  32. Aono N, Inoue T, Shiraishi H. Genes specifically expressed in sexually differentiated female spheroids of Volvox carteri. J Biochem. 2005;138:375-82 pubmed
    b>Volvox carteri is a multicellular green alga with only two cell types, somatic cells and reproductive cells...
  33. Matt G, Umen J. Cell-Type Transcriptomes of the Multicellular Green Alga Volvox carteri Yield Insights into the Evolutionary Origins of Germ and Somatic Differentiation Programs. G3 (Bethesda). 2018;8:531-550 pubmed publisher
    ..i>Volvox carteri is a simple multicellular green alga that has recently evolved a simple germ-soma dichotomy with only ..
  34. Shitanda I, Yoshida Y, Tatsuma T. Microimaging of algal bioconvection by scanning electrochemical microscopy. Anal Chem. 2007;79:4237-40 pubmed
    ..As a microelectrode probe vertically approached an individual multicellular flagellate alga, Volvox carteri, an oxidation current of a coexisting redox marker ([Fe(CN)6]4-) increased gradually, due to bioconvective ..
  35. Charlesworth B. The origin of male gametes. Curr Biol. 2007;17:R163 pubmed
  36. Ueki N, Wakabayashi K. Detergent-extracted Volvox model exhibits an anterior-posterior gradient in flagellar Ca2+ sensitivity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018;115:E1061-E1068 pubmed publisher
    i>Volvox rousseletii is a multicellular spheroidal green alga containing ?5,000 cells, each equipped with two flagella (cilia). This organism shows striking photobehavior without any known intercellular communication...
  37. Desnitskiy A. Major ontogenetic transitions during Volvox (Chlorophyta) evolution: when and where might they have occurred?. Dev Genes Evol. 2016;226:349-54 pubmed publisher
    This paper represents an attempt to unify data from various lines of Volvox research: developmental biology, biogeography, and evolution...
  38. Hallmann A. A small cysteine-rich extracellular protein, VCRP, is inducible by the sex-inducer of Volvox carteri and by wounding. Planta. 2007;226:719-27 pubmed
    The green alga Volvox carteri represents one of the simplest multicellular organisms: it is composed of only two cell types, somatic and reproductive. Volvox is capable of both vegetative and sexual reproduction...
  39. Yamashita S, Arakaki Y, Kawai Toyooka H, Noga A, Hirono M, Nozaki H. Alternative evolution of a spheroidal colony in volvocine algae: developmental analysis of embryogenesis in Astrephomene (Volvocales, Chlorophyta). BMC Evol Biol. 2016;16:243 pubmed
    Volvocine algae, which range from the unicellular Chlamydomonas to the multicellular Volvox with a germ-soma division of labor, are a model for the evolution of multicellularity...
  40. Liu C, Wang X, Wang X, Sun C. Acclimation of Antarctic Chlamydomonas to the sea-ice environment: a transcriptomic analysis. Extremophiles. 2016;20:437-50 pubmed publisher
    ..pathways were compared between ICE-L and its closely related sister species, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and Volvox carteri...
  41. Nedelcu A, Marcu O, Michod R. Sex as a response to oxidative stress: a twofold increase in cellular reactive oxygen species activates sex genes. Proc Biol Sci. 2004;271:1591-6 pubmed
    ..Recently, we presented evidence that in a facultatively sexual lineage--the multicellular green alga Volvox carteri--sex is an additional response to increased levels of stress, and probably ROS and DNA damage...
  42. Wadhwa V, Kumar S, Rai S, Kharbanda P, Kabra S, Sharma V. A 'pseudo outbreak' of the contamination of blood cultures with Volvox globator. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2005;99:719-20 pubmed
  43. Klein B, Wibberg D, Hallmann A. Whole transcriptome RNA-Seq analysis reveals extensive cell type-specific compartmentalization in Volvox carteri. BMC Biol. 2017;15:111 pubmed publisher
    ..However, for volvocine green algae, such as Volvox carteri, multicellularity is a relatively recent innovation. Furthermore, V...
  44. Drescher K, Leptos K, Goldstein R. How to track protists in three dimensions. Rev Sci Instrum. 2009;80:014301 pubmed publisher
    ..with millisecond timing control the phototactic trajectories in 3D of organisms ranging from Chlamydomonas to Volvox can be studied in detail...
  45. Chang S, Huang H, Kang P, Wu Y, Chang M, Kuo S. In vitro and in vivo study of the application of volvox spheres to co-culture vehicles in liver tissue engineering. Acta Biomater. 2017;63:261-273 pubmed publisher
    b>Volvox sphere is a biomimetic concept of a natural Volvox, wherein a large outer sphere contains smaller inner spheres, which can encapsulate cells and provide a double-layer three-dimensional environment for culturing cells...
  46. Hamaji T, Smith D, Noguchi H, Toyoda A, Suzuki M, Kawai Toyooka H, et al. Mitochondrial and plastid genomes of the colonial green alga Gonium pectorale give insights into the origins of organelle DNA architecture within the volvocales. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e57177 pubmed publisher
    ..species, like Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, and presently only one multicellular species, the ?4,000-celled Volvox carteri, has had its organelle DNAs sequenced. The V...
  47. Vázquez Acevedo M, Cardol P, Cano Estrada A, Lapaille M, Remacle C, Gonzalez Halphen D. The mitochondrial ATP synthase of chlorophycean algae contains eight subunits of unknown origin involved in the formation of an atypical stator-stalk and in the dimerization of the complex. J Bioenerg Biomembr. 2006;38:271-82 pubmed
    ..We show that homologs of these subunits are also present in the chlorophycean algae Polytomella sp. and Volvox carterii...
  48. Hiraide R, Kawai Toyooka H, Hamaji T, Matsuzaki R, Kawafune K, Abe J, et al. The evolution of male-female sexual dimorphism predates the gender-based divergence of the mating locus gene MAT3/RB. Mol Biol Evol. 2013;30:1038-40 pubmed publisher
    ..evolution of anisogamy/oogamy predates the extremely high male-female divergence of MAT3 that characterizes the Volvox carteri lineage...
  49. Drescher K, Goldstein R, Michel N, Polin M, Tuval I. Direct measurement of the flow field around swimming microorganisms. Phys Rev Lett. 2010;105:168101 pubmed
    ..We report such measurements for the microphytes Volvox carteri and Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. The minute (?0.3%) density excess of V...
  50. Jąkalski M, Takeshita K, Deblieck M, Koyanagi K, Makałowska I, Watanabe H, et al. Comparative genomic analysis of retrogene repertoire in two green algae Volvox carteri and Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Biol Direct. 2016;11:35 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we present a comparative genomic analysis of uni- and multicellular algae, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and Volvox carteri, respectively, to explore their retrogene complements...
  51. Desnitskii A. [On the problem of ecological evolution in Volvox]. Ontogenez. 2008;39:151-4 pubmed
    A concept of evolution of ontogeny based on the original data on the comparative biology of volvox development and published paleoclimatic data is presented...
  52. Berglund K, Birkner E, Augustine G, Hochgeschwender U. Light-emitting channelrhodopsins for combined optogenetic and chemical-genetic control of neurons. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e59759 pubmed publisher
    ..Larger photocurrents were produced by fusing the luciferase to Volvox Channelrhodopsin-1...
  53. López Paz C, Liu D, Geng S, Umen J. Identification of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii endogenous genic flanking sequences for improved transgene expression. Plant J. 2017;: pubmed publisher
    ..Chlamydomonas RPL23 sequences also enabled transgene expression in Volvox carteri...
  54. Welke K, Frähmcke J, Watanabe H, Hegemann P, Elstner M. Color tuning in binding pocket models of the chlamydomonas-type channelrhodopsins. J Phys Chem B. 2011;115:15119-28 pubmed publisher
  55. Umen J. Evolution of sex and mating loci: an expanded view from Volvocine algae. Curr Opin Microbiol. 2011;14:634-41 pubmed publisher
    ..from this group have classical mating types with equal-sized gametes, while larger multicellular genera such as Volvox have differentiated males and females that produce sperm and eggs respectively...
  56. Kaufmann J, Krause B, Grimm C, Ritter E, Hegemann P, Bartl F. Proton transfer reactions in the red light-activatable channelrhodopsin variant ReaChR and their relevance for its function. J Biol Chem. 2017;292:14205-14216 pubmed publisher
    ..ChR variants with a red-shifted absorption maximum, such as the modified Volvox carteri ChR1 red-activatable channelrhodopsin ("ReaChR," ?max = 527 nm), are of particular interest ..
  57. Nishii I. [Morphogenesis and differentiation in Volvox]. Tanpakushitsu Kakusan Koso. 2004;49:1253-64 pubmed
  58. Babinger P, Völkl R, Cakstina I, Maftei A, Schmitt R. Maintenance DNA methyltransferase (Met1) and silencing of CpG-methylated foreign DNA in Volvox carteri. Plant Mol Biol. 2007;63:325-36 pubmed
    ..We have analyzed the 21.5-kb maintenance methyltransferase (M-MTase) gene, met1, of the multicellular green alga Volvox carteri...
  59. Arakaki Y, Fujiwara T, Kawai Toyooka H, Kawafune K, Featherston J, Durand P, et al. Evolution of cytokinesis-related protein localization during the emergence of multicellularity in volvocine green algae. BMC Evol Biol. 2017;17:243 pubmed publisher
    The volvocine lineage, containing unicellular Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and differentiated multicellular Volvox carteri, is a powerful model for comparative studies aiming at understanding emergence of multicellularity...
  60. Jong L, Fujiwara T, Nozaki H, Miyagishima S. Cell size for commitment to cell division and number of successive cell divisions in multicellular volvocine green algae Tetrabaena socialis and Gonium pectorale. Proc Jpn Acad Ser B Phys Biol Sci. 2017;93:832-840 pubmed publisher
    ..lineage comprising unicellular Chlamydomonas, four-celled Tetrabaena, eight to 32-celled Gonium, and others up to Volvox spp., which consist of up to 50,000 cells...
  61. Lerche K, Hallmann A. Stable nuclear transformation of Eudorina elegans. BMC Biotechnol. 2013;13:11 pubmed publisher
    ..species, a unicellular alga (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii) and a multicellular alga with differentiated cell types (Volvox carteri)...
  62. Brocker C, Vasiliou M, Carpenter S, Carpenter C, Zhang Y, Wang X, et al. Aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) superfamily in plants: gene nomenclature and comparative genomics. Planta. 2013;237:189-210 pubmed publisher
    ..trichocarpa (poplar tree), Selaginella moellindorffii (gemmiferous spikemoss), Sorghum bicolor (sorghum) and Volvox carteri (colonial algae) for a comprehensive evolutionary comparison of the plant ALDH superfamily...
  63. Cohn F. The development history of genus Volvox. 1875. Protist. 2005;156:358-73 pubmed
  64. Foti M, Médici R, Ruijssenaars H. Biological production of monoethanolamine by engineered Pseudomonas putida S12. J Biotechnol. 2013;167:344-9 pubmed publisher
    ..biological production of MEA, the sdc genes from Arabidopsis thaliana (full-length and a truncated version) and Volvox carteri were expressed in P. putida S12. From 20 mM of glucose, negligible amounts of MEA were produced by P...
  65. Nedelcu A. Evidence for p53-like-mediated stress responses in green algae. FEBS Lett. 2006;580:3013-7 pubmed
    ..The findings reported here suggest that a p53 functional equivalent is present and mediates cellular responses to stress in green algae...
  66. Sugano E, Tabata K, Takahashi M, Nishiyama F, Shimizu H, Sato M, et al. Local and systemic responses following intravitreous injection of AAV2-encoded modified Volvox channelrhodopsin-1 in a genetically blind rat model. Gene Ther. 2016;23:158-66 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings will aid in studies of AAV gene transfer to restore vision in late-stage retinitis pigmentosa. ..
  67. Philippsen G, Avaca Crusca J, Araújo A, DeMarco R. Distribution patterns and impact of transposable elements in genes of green algae. Gene. 2016;594:151-159 pubmed publisher
    ..TE distribution and TE impact in different gene regions of the green algae species Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and Volvox carteri was performed...
  68. Ishida K. Vectorette PCR-primed transposon display using the Jordan transposon in Volvox carteri: an efficient tool that analyzes more than 300 Jordan-derived PCR fragments to retrieve tagged genes. Protist. 2008;159:5-19 pubmed
  69. Chang T, Liao B. Flagellated algae protein evolution suggests the prevalence of lineage-specific rules governing evolutionary rates of eukaryotic proteins. Genome Biol Evol. 2013;5:913-22 pubmed publisher
    ..partial correlation analyses on the evolution of 6,921 orthologous proteins from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and Volvox carteri, we examined factors influencing evolutionary rates of proteins in flagellated algae...
  70. Prigge M, Schneider F, Tsunoda S, Shilyansky C, Wietek J, Deisseroth K, et al. Color-tuned channelrhodopsins for multiwavelength optogenetics. J Biol Chem. 2012;287:31804-12 pubmed publisher
    ..of color-tuned high efficiency channelrhodopsins (ChRs), based on chimeras of Chlamydomonas channelrhodopsin-1 and Volvox channelrhodopsin-1...
  71. Long J, Sommer F, Allen M, Lu S, Merchant S. FER1 and FER2 encoding two ferritin complexes in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii chloroplasts are regulated by iron. Genetics. 2008;179:137-47 pubmed publisher
    ..The Volvox genome contains orthologs of each FER gene, indicating that the duplication of FER genes and potential ..
  72. Ghose S, Adhikari R. Irreducible representations of oscillatory and swirling flows in active soft matter. Phys Rev Lett. 2014;112:118102 pubmed
    ..of the active oscillatory flow around translating Chlamydomonas and the active swirling flow around rotating Volvox. The representation provides explicit expressions for the irreducible symmetric, antisymmetric, and isotropic ..
  73. Nakazawa A, Nishii I. Amidic and acetonic cryoprotectants improve cryopreservation of volvocine green algae. Cryo Letters. 2012;33:202-13 pubmed
    ..that MeOH was effective for cryopreserving Chlamydomonas, but did not work well for larger volvocaleans such as Volvox. In contrast, DMF and HA were effective for both unicellular and multicellular representatives...
  74. Keller R, Shook D. The bending of cell sheets--from folding to rolling. BMC Biol. 2011;9:90 pubmed publisher
    ..Of special interest is the detailed analysis of the type B inversion in Volvox reported in BMC Biology by Höhn and Hallmann, as this is a system that promises to be particularly instructive in ..
  75. Fukada K, Inoue T, Shiraishi H. A posttranslationally regulated protease, VheA, is involved in the liberation of juveniles from parental spheroids in Volvox carteri. Plant Cell. 2006;18:2554-66 pubmed
    The lineage of volvocine algae includes unicellular Chlamydomonas and multicellular Volvox in addition to their colonial relatives intermediate in size and cell number...
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