EMBL-EBI User Survey 2024

Do data resources managed by EMBL-EBI and our collaborators make a difference to your work?

Please take 10 minutes to fill in our annual user survey, and help us make the case for why sustaining open data resources is critical for life sciences research.

Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HJKYKTT?channel=[webpage]

Crassostrea gigas (Pacific oyster) (cgigas_uk_roslin_v1)

About Crassostrea gigas

The Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas, also referred to as Magallana gigas, is a bivalve mollusc with vital roles in coastal ecosystems and aquaculture globally. Pacific oysters are sessile organisms that thrive in a wide range of environmental conditions. Although native to Asia, they have been introduced to most continents for farming purposes. In some areas, self-sustaining populations have been established, leading to C. gigas being recognised as an invasive species. The expansion of specific gene families appears to be an important evolutionary adaptation strategy of C. gigas. The Pacific oyster has many characteristics that are representative of molluscs and, more generally, lophotrochozoans. Its genome provides insight into metazoan evolution and is a valuable resource for aquaculture research [1, 2].

Source: Carolina PeƱaloza[1], The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, The University of Edinburgh, 2022.

Picture credit: Chantelle Hooper, Genomics and Systematics, Cefas Weymouth Laboratory, 2022.

Taxonomy ID 29159

Data source The Roslin Institute, The University of Edinburgh

More information and statistics

Genome assembly: cgigas_uk_roslin_v1

More information and statistics

Download DNA sequence (FASTA)

Display your data in Ensembl Metazoa

Gene annotation

What can I find? Protein-coding and non-coding genes, splice variants, cDNA and protein sequences, non-coding RNAs.

More about this genebuild

Download genes, cDNAs, ncRNA, proteins - FASTA - GFF3

Update your old Ensembl IDs

Comparative genomics

What can I find? Homologues, gene trees, and whole genome alignments across multiple species.

More about comparative analyses

Phylogenetic overview of gene families

Download alignments (EMF)


This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor:

Variant Effect Predictor