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Bark Scorpion Genome Project

Photo of an Arizona bark scorpion, mom and babies, taken in the Phoenix, AZ area.
Image source: David S. Flores (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Bark scorpion (Centruroides exilicauda)

Contact: Lauren Esposito

Researchers involved: 600
Size (or size of nearest relative): (Mesobuthus 880 MBp)

Keywords (and why important): Novel chemistry, evolutionary branching, potentially lethal toxin.

Provides appropriate phylogenetic sampling across diversity of class Arachnida. Easily obtained from colleagues in SW Arizona.

Genomic Resources


For the most current version of the assembly, please use 'NCBI BioProject' (find link below). If the assembly is unavailable in the BioProject page (it is still being worked on), you can look under the 'BCM-HGSC data' (find link below) for intermediate versions of the assembly.


Web Apollo: A web-based sequence annotation editor for community annotation

For information about Web Apollo, please contact Monica Poelchau.

Additional Resources

Learn more about the bark scorpion



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