Our first paper on our new interest of ecotoxicology has been accepted in PLoS One. A highly polymorphic (in terms of DNA sequence) species, rainbowfish (Melanotaenia fluviatilis) was not the easiest species to work with (hence we refer to circa 44,000 transcripts rather than genes). It certainly needs a new genome project but in the meantime we manually curated the nuclear receptors and steroidogenic enzymes.
A figure from the paper: Phylogenetic analysis of candidate nuclear receptors from rainbowfish and nuclear receptors sequences from the Japanese medaka (Oryzias latipes) genome.[/caption]
Peter, Anu and I are still working together but we now have changed our model system slightly: John Colbourne convinced me to work on the Australian Daphnia!