The sea cucumber genome provides insights into morphological evolution and visceral regeneration

@article{Zhang2017TheSC,
  title={The sea cucumber genome provides insights into morphological evolution and visceral regeneration},
  author={Xiaojun Zhang and Lina Sun and Jianbo Yuan and Yamin Sun and Yi Gao and Libin Zhang and Shihao Li and Hui Dai and J. Hamel and Chengzhang Liu and Yang Yu and S. Liu and Wenchao Lin and Kaimin Guo and Songjun Jin and P. Xu and K. Storey and Pin Huan and Tao Zhang and Yi Zhou and Jiquan Zhang and Chenggang Lin and Xiaoni Li and Lili Xing and D. Huo and Mingzhe Sun and Lei Wang and A. Mercier and Fuhua Li and Hongsheng Yang and J. Xiang},
  journal={PLoS Biology},
  year={2017},
  volume={15}
}
Apart from sharing common ancestry with chordates, sea cucumbers exhibit a unique morphology and exceptional regenerative capacity. Here we present the complete genome sequence of an economically important sea cucumber, A. japonicus, generated using Illumina and PacBio platforms, to achieve an assembly of approximately 805 Mb (contig N50 of 190 Kb and scaffold N50 of 486 Kb), with 30,350 protein-coding genes and high continuity. We used this resource to explore key genetic mechanisms behind the… Expand
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