The Olympia oyster (Ostrea lurida) is the only native oyster on the west coast of the US.

We recently have sequenced a very draft genome for Ostrea lurida. This was done will Illumina sequencing, and is a follow up to the extremely limited PacBio we did several years ago.

In recap of that effort, the fastq file had 47,475 reads, 3058 of these reads were >10k bp. Those 3058 reads were nicely assembled into 553 contigs. Step forward a bit and all 47,475 reads were assembled into the 5362 contigs known as OlyO_Pat_v02.fa.

Illumina based Draft Genome Details

  • HiSeq4000
  • Library mate-pair insert sizes (bp): 300, 500, 800, 2000, 5000, 10000
  • Sequencing: PE150, PE50

Please visit this site to see a more detailed description and to accesss the data.

Genome Broswer

A genome browser is available. Click on the screenshot below to explore the browser on the CoGe platform.


Recent Publications

Response of Olympia oysters (Ostrea lurida) to changing environmental conditions. Jake Heare. 2015

Heare JE, Blake B, Davis JP, Vadopalas B, Roberts SB. (2014) Evidence of Ostrea lurida (Carpenter 1894) population structure in Puget Sound, WA. PeerJ PrePrints 2:e704v1

Timmins-Schiffman EB* Friedman CS, Metzger DC, White SJ and Roberts SB. (2013) Genomic resource development for shellfish of conservation concern. Molecular Ecology Resources. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12052