2023-10-17T10:19:25 n15078

Sea Anemone 8

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Data associated with research of the Sea Anemone 8 toxin family.

This project involved the assembly of new sea anemone genomes, from which questions pertaining to the evolutionary history of venom proteins were probed. A novel Sea Anemone 8 protein was found in Telmatactis on the basis of its structural inversions. Furthermore, it was found that the Sea Anemone 8 protein family is unique to sea anemones, and that it performs functions unique to it which diverge from the ShK protein family.

Genome assemblies are accessible via the following NIH links.

Further data is available under the 'Access the data' section.

Geographical area of data collection



Ashwood, Lauren M., Elnahriry, Khaled A., Stewart, Zachary K., Shafee, Thomas, Naseem, Muhammad Umair, Szanto, Tibor G., van der Burg, Chloé A., Smith, Hayden L., Surm, Joachim M., Undheim, Eivind A.B., Madio, Bruno, Hamilton, Brett R., Guo, Shaodong, Wai, Dorothy C.C., Coyne, Victoria L., Phillips, Matthew J., Dudley, Kevin J., Hurwood, David A., Panyi, Gyorgy, King, Glenn F., Pavasovic, Ana, Norton, Raymond S., & Prentis, Peter J. (2023) Genomic, functional and structural analyses elucidate evolutionary innovation within the sea anemone 8 toxin family. BMC Biology, 21, Article number: 121. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/240583/

Research areas

Disulfide connectivity
Sea anemone genomes
Venom proteins
Toxin evolution
Peptide synthesis
Genomics and transcriptomics

Cite this collection

Ashwood, Lauren; Prentis, Peter; Stewart, Zachary; (2023): Sea Anemone 8 - Lauren Ashwood. Queensland University of Technology. (Collection) http://researchdatafinder.qut.edu.au/individual/n15078

Related information

QUT_TelSte_1.0 Organism name: Telmatactis stephensoni (sea anemones) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/assembly/GCA_029948255.1
QUT_ActTen_1.0 Organism name: Actinia tenebrosa (Australian red waratah sea anemone) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/assembly/GCA_029948245.1

Data file types

Genome and transcriptome assemblies as FASTA files. Supplementary files as Excel .xlsx. Various bioinformatics outputs in their appropriate output formats.


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© Queensland University of Technology, 2023.

Dates of data collection

From 2018-09-01 to 2023-05-01


Has association with
Lauren Ashwood  (Researcher)
Peter Prentis  (Researcher)
Zachary Stewart  (Researcher)
Has chief investigator
Lauren Ashwood  (Researcher)


Name: Zachary Stewart


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Published - Open Access