When one chiton genome just isn't enough... sequence another! Happy to share our paper on the genome of Hanleya hanleyi, a lepidopleurid chiton with SO MANY REPEATS. Take a look HERE!
We tackled this genome with a combination of nanopore and short-reads. Running the flow cells ourselves was a fun process, and benefitted a lot from the short-read eliminator kit from Circulomics.
Seems like chitons enjoy expanding repeats as much as long crawls on the beach; Hanleya has more repetitive content (66%!) than any other molluscs sequenced to date. But this beautiful chiton offers new data from Lepidopleurids, the clade that falls sister to all other chitons.