The genome project of the scyphozoan jellyfish Aurelia aurita (moon jelly) from Pacific ocean (laboratory strain known as "Roscoff").
The genome assembly ARSv1.0 is 429 Mbp long and consists of 7744 scaffolds with N50=0.18 Mbp (50% of the total assembly length is contained in 630 scaffolds). In total 30166 protein coding genes were predicted. DNA for the genome sequencing was extracted from the purified mesoglea cells of the jellyfish cultured in OIST. Genome sequence was reconstructed by shotgun approach using Illumina pair-end and mate-pair libraries with ~60x total coverage. Current assembly of Roscoff strain contains 14.4% gaps and is much more fragmented than the genome assembly of Aurelia from Atlantic ocean (ABSv1.0). Atlantic and Pacific "strains" of Aurelia are two distinct species with the sequence divergence at DNA level averaging ~12%.
The transcriptome assembly has been deposited at DDBJ/EMBL/GenBank under the accessions GHAI00000000. You may also search genomic and transcriptomic data of Aurelia and other cnidarians using our BLAST server at OIST.