Limulus polyphemus Genome Portal

Limulus polyphemus

The Limulus polyphemus genome was sequenced and assembled at the McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University Genome Institute (see citation below for more details).


BLAST horseshoe crab genomic data

Assembly can be downloaded here:

GCF_000517525.1_Limulus_polyphemus-2.1.2_genomic.fna.gz (genomic scaffolds)
GCF_000517525.1_Limulus_polyphemus-2.1.2_protein.faa.gz (NCBI protein models)
GCF_000517525.1_Limulus_polyphemus-2.1.2_rna.fna.gz (NCBI gene models)


Battelle BA, Ryan JF, Kempler KE, Saraf SR, Marten CE, Warren WC, Minx P, Montague MJ, Green PJ, Schmidt SA, Fulton L, Patel NH, Protas ME, Wilson RK, and Porter ML. Opsin repertoire and expression patterns in horseshoe crabs: evidence from the genome of Limulus polyphemus (Arthropoda: Chelicerata). Genome Biology and Evolution, 2016, doi:10.1093/gbe/evw100.

Other Links related to Battelle et. al., 2016 data:

Washington University Limulus genome page
NCBI BioProject #20489

Horseshoe Crab Genome Data from other studies:

Supporting materials from "Joint assembly and genetic mapping of the Atlantic horseshoe crab genome reveals ancient whole genome duplication." by Carlos W Nossa, Paul Havlak, Jia-Xing Yue, Jie Lv, Kimberly Y Vincent, H Jane Brockmann and Nicholas H Putnam.
Supporting materials from "Ancestral whole-genome duplication in the marine chelicerate horseshoe crabs" by N.J. Kenny, K.W. Chan, W. Nong, Z. Qu, I. Maeso, H.Y. Yip, T.F. Chan, H.S. Kwan, P.W.H. Holland, K.H. Chu and J.H.L Hui.