The genome project of the cubozoan jellyfish Morbakka virulenta (fire jellyfish).
The genome assembly MVIv1.0 is 952 Mbp long and consists of 4538 scaffolds with N50=2.17 Mbp (50% of the total assembly length is contained in 128 scaffolds). In total 24278 protein coding genes were predicted. DNA for the genome sequencing was extracted from a male jellyfish collected in Ondo Fishing Port, Hiroshima Prefecture (Japan). Genome sequence was reconstructed by shotgun approach using Illumina pair-end and mate-pair libraries with ~30x total coverage.
The transcriptome assembly has been deposited at DDBJ/EMBL/GenBank under the accession GHAF00000000. You may also search genomic and transcriptomic data of Morbakka and other cnidarians using our BLAST server at OIST.