Today it is an algae, Micromonas. This is an organism that is being touted in the press as helpful to biofuels work and possibly to carbon sequestration and mitigation of global warming. Maybe that’s so. But it is going to take me a while to get through the 118 page supplemental material file (a pdf, btw)….
And I haven’t even begun to explore the data on my own, which is my favorite part of these genome papers
Worden et al. Green Evolution and Dynamic Adaptations Revealed by Genomes of the Marine Picoeukaryotes Micromonas Science 10 April 2009: Vol. 324. no. 5924, pp. 268 – 272 DOI: 10.1126/science.1167222