Genome assembly of the Korean intertidal mud-creeper Batillaria attramentaria

Ajit Kumar Patra, Phuong Thao Ho, Siyeong Jun, Seung Jae Lee, Yuseob Kim, Yong Jin Won

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Batillaridae is a common gastropod family that occurs abundantly in the shallow coastal zone of the intertidal mudflats of the northwest Pacific Ocean, Australasia, and North America. In this family, Batillaria attramentaria is known for its biological invasion and colonization in estuarine and intertidal zones. It can endure and adapt the harsh intertidal conditions such as frequent temperature alteration, salinity, and air exposure. Therefore, we sequenced and assembled this Korean batillariid genome to get insight into its intertidal adaptive features. Approximately 53 Gb of DNA sequences were generated, and 863 scaffolds were assembled into a draft genome of 0.715 Gb with 97.1% BUSCO completeness value. A total of 40,596 genes were predicted. We estimated that B. attramentaria and Conus consors diverged about 230 million years ago (MYA) based on the phylogenetic analysis of closely related gastropod species. This genome study sets the footstep for genomics studies among native and introduced Batillaria populations and the Batillaridae family members.

Original languageEnglish
Article number498
JournalScientific Data
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2023

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