The Draft Genome of the Small, Spineless Green Alga Desmodesmus costato-granulatus (Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyta)

Sibo Wang, Linzhou Li, Yan Xu, Barbara Melkonian, Maike Lorenz, Thomas Friedl, Morten Petersen, Sunil Kumar Sahu, Michael Melkonian*, Huan Liu

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Desmodesmus costato-granulatus (Skuja) Hegewald 2000 (Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyta) is a small, spineless green alga that is abundant in the freshwater phytoplankton of oligo- to eutrophic waters worldwide. It has a high lipid content and is considered for sustainable production of diverse compounds, including biofuels. Here, we report the draft whole-genome shotgun sequencing of D. costato-granulatus strain SAG 18.81. The final assembly comprises 48,879,637 bp with over 4,141 scaffolds. This whole-genome project is publicly available in the CNSA ( of CNGBdb under the accession number CNP0000701.
Original languageEnglish
Article number125697
Issue number6
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Scenedesmaceae
  • Genome
  • Comparative genomics

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