Draft Genome Assemblies for Acropora palmata and Acropora cervicornis

We are excited to announce the release of our draft genome assemblies of the threatened elkhorn coral, Acropora palmata and the staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis. Although we are continuing to improve these assemblies, they already match or exceed those of the other published coral genomes for many quality metrics and so, in the interest of open data access and accelerating scientific progress we are making them available ahead of publication.

We generated this data as part of a collaborative project with Webb Miller at Pennsylvania State University and Nicole Fogarty's Lab at NOVA Southeastern University. Because these assemblies are still undergoing refinement and have not yet been published, please register before using the data so that we can reach you with updates and coordinate interests. Please send a request via email with your intended use of the data by contacting Iliana Baums, and cc Meghann Devlin-Durante and Sheila Kitchen. Major funding for this project was provided by the National Science Foundation, OCE-1537959.

Acropora palmata Transcriptome

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Description: Raw & assembled sequences, and annotation data from the Elkhorn Coral (A. palmata) transcriptome. From: Polato NR, Vera AC, Baums IB (2011) Gene discovery in the threatened Elkhorn coral: 454 sequencing of the Acropora palmata transcriptome. PLoS ONE 6, e28634.