Science & Technology
; Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Within the past decade, genomic studies have emerged as essential and highly productive tools to explore the biology of Tetrahymena thermophila. The current major resources, which have been extensively mined by the research community, are the annotated macronuclear genome assembly, transcriptomic data and the databases that house this information. Efforts in progress will soon improve these data sources and expand their scope, including providing annotated micronuclear and comparative genomic sequences. Future studies of Tetrahymena cell and molecular biology, development, physiology, evolution and ecology will benefit greatly from these resources and the advanced genomic technologies they enable.