The genome project of the scyphozoan jellyfish Aurelia aurita (moon jelly) from Atlantic ocean.
The genome assembly ABSv1.0 is 377 Mbp long and consists of 2710 scaffolds with N50=1.04 Mbp (50% of the total assembly length is contained in 112 scaffolds). In total 28625 protein coding genes were predicted. DNA for the genome sequencing was extracted from a male jellyfish collected in the Bay of Kiel (Baltic sea). Genome sequence was reconstructed by shotgun approach using Illumina pair-end and mate-pair libraries with ~90x total coverage.
The transcriptome assembly has been deposited at DDBJ/EMBL/GenBank under the accession GHAG00000000. You may also search genomic and transcriptomic data of Aurelia and other cnidarians using our BLAST server at OIST.