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Data released on January 18, 2016

Supporting data for the "Draft genome of the Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis".

Bian, C; Lei, Y; Li, H; Li, J; Luo, Y; Ma, L; Ma, X; Qiang, J; Qiu, Y; Song, L; Wang, L; Wang, Z; Wong, A; Xu, J; You, X; Yu, J; Zhu, Z; Shi, Q; Xu, P (2016): Supporting data for the "Draft genome of the Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis". GigaScience Database. RIS BibTeX Text

The Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis, is one of the most economically important representatives of the Crustacea in China, and an invasive species in much of Europe and North America. Its transition from swimming type to crawling during its early development process, anadromous migration for growth, and catadromous migration for breeding make it an attractive model for research. However, knowledge about the underlying molecular mechanisms to regulate these processes is still very limited. A total of 258.8-Gb raw reads for crab whole-genome sequencing were generated using the Illumina HiSeq2000 platform, and available from the SRA. Here we report the final genome assembly (1.12 Gb), about 67.5% of the estimated genome size (1.66 Gb), and composed of 17,553 scaffolds (>2 kb) with a N50 of 224 kb. We identified 14,436 genes using AUGUSTUS, of which 7,549 were shown to have significant supporting evidence using the Glean pipeline. This gene number is much higher than that of the Horseshoe crab (see GigaDB dataset 100091) and the annotation completeness evaluated by CEGMA is 66.9%.

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Read the peer-reviewed publication(s):

Song, L., Bian, C., Luo, Y., Wang, L., You, X., Li, J., … Xu, P. (2016). Draft genome of the Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis. GigaScience, 5(1). doi:10.1186/s13742-016-0112-y

Accessions (data included in GigaDB):

BioProject: PRJNA305216




  • Funding body - China 863 Project
  • Location - China
  • Award ID - 2014AA093501
  • Funding body - Education and Research of Guangdong Province
  • Location - China
  • Award ID - 2013B090800017
  • Funding body - Shenzhen Scientific Research and Development
  • Location - China
  • Award ID - CXB201108250095A

Samples: Table Settings


Common Name
Scienfic Name
Sample Attributes
Taxonomic ID
Genbank Name

Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
Chinese mitten crab95602Chinese hairy crabChinese mitten crabEriocheir sinensis Tissue:muscle
Analyte type:DNA
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Files: (FTP site) Table Settings


File Description
Sample ID
Data Type
File Format
Release Date
Download Link
File Attributes

File NameSample IDData TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
Sequence assemblyFASTA265.9 MB2016-01-11
Coding sequenceFASTA3.39 MB2016-01-11
AnnotationGFF594.11 KB2016-01-11
Protein sequenceFASTA2.22 MB2016-01-11
AnnotationGFF119.31 MB2016-01-11
ReadmeTEXT0.87 KB2016-01-11
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