- Click on any colour tile in the legend to toggle visibility of that feature on/off
- The radius of the central plot represents the length of the longest scaffold in the assembly
- The angle subtended by the first (red) segment within this plot indicates the percentage of the assembly that is in the longest scaffold
- The radial axis originates at the circumference and indicates scaffold length, this is on a square-root scale
- Subsequent (grey) segments are plotted from the circumference and the length of segment at a given percentage indicates the cumulative percentage of the assembly that is contained within scaffolds of at least that length
- The N50 and N90 scaffold lengths are indicated respectively by dark and light orange arcs that connect to the radial axis for ease of comparison
- The cumulative number of scaffolds within a given percentage of the genome is plotted in purple originating at the centre of the plot
- White scale lines are drawn at successive orders of magnitude from 10 scaffolds onwards
- The fill colour of the circumferential axis indicates the percentage base composition of the assembly: AT = light blue; GC = dark blue; N = grey
- Contig length (off by default) is indicated by darker grey segments overlaying the scaffold length plot
- Contig count (off by default) may be toggled on to be shown in place of the scaffold count plot
- Partial and complete BUSCO values are shown in light and dark green, respectively in the smaller plot in the upper right corner
About L. variegatusL. variegatus and S. purpuratus shared a common ancestor about 50 Million years ago and are ideal models for comparative genomics studies. L. variegatus is also a broadcast spawner with external fertilization, exhibits rapid development, and can be cultivated in tanks.
Photo credit to Raymond L. Allen, Duke University, 2021.
Egg Size: 110 um Gastrulation: more than 1 day 8-arm pluteus larva: 12-14 days, 974 um Detailed development is described in: An Atlas of the Development of the Sea Urchin Lytechinus variegatus Reference: PubMed:32433766