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The Crown Pearl: a draft genome assembly of the European freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera (Linnaeus, 1758)
The University of Porto, PRT.
The University of Porto, PRT ;.
The IUCN SSC Mollusc Specialist Group, GBR.
The Polytechnic Institute of Beja, PRT ; CEBAL Ctr Biotecnol Agr & Agroalimentar Alentejo, PRT.
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2021 (English)In: DNA research, ISSN 1340-2838, E-ISSN 1756-1663, Vol. 28, no 2, article id dsab002Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Since historical times, the inherent human fascination with pearls turned the freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera (Linnaeus, 1758) into a highly valuable cultural and economic resource. Although pearl harvesting in M. margaritifera is nowadays residual, other human threats have aggravated the species conservation status, especially in Europe. This mussel presents a myriad of rare biological features, e.g. high longevity coupled with low senescence and Doubly Uniparental Inheritance of mitochondrial DNA, for which the underlying molecular mechanisms are poorly known. Here, the first draft genome assembly of M. margaritifera was produced using a combination of Illumina Paired-end and Mate-pair approaches. The genome assembly was 2.4 Gb long, possessing 105,185 scaffolds and a scaffold N50 length of 288,726 bp. The ab initio gene prediction allowed the identification of 35,119 protein-coding genes. This genome represents an essential resource for studying this species' unique biological and evolutionary features and ultimately will help to develop new tools to promote its conservation.

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Oxford University Press, 2021. Vol. 28, no 2, article id dsab002
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Margaritifera margaritifera, freshwater mussel, pearls, unionida genome, whole genome
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Ecology Biological Sciences
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Biology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-85349DOI: 10.1093/dnares/dsab002ISI: 000667792700001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85107084604OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-85349DiVA, id: diva2:1577496
Available from: 2021-07-02 Created: 2021-07-02 Last updated: 2022-03-08Bibliographically approved

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