Paggeot, L.X., M.B. DeBiasse, M. Escalona, C. Fairbairn, M.P.A. Marimuthu,O. Nguyen, R. Sahasrabudhe, M.N Dawson. Reference genome for the California ribbed mussel, Mytilus californianus, an ecosystem engineer. Journal of Heredity 113:681–688. https://doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esac041
The California ribbed mussel, Mytilus californianus, is an ecosystem engineer crucial for the survival of many marine species inhabiting the intertidal zone of California. Here, we describe the first reference genome for M. californianus and compare it to previously published genomes from three other species: M. edulis, M. coruscus, and M. galloprovincialis. This high-quality genome assembly provides a foundation for population genetic analyses that will give insight into future conservation work along the coast of California.
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