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Pacific oyster, Magallana gigas
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Ostreoida
Family: Ostreidae
Genus: Magallana
Salvi & Mariottini, 2016

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Magallana is a genus of true oysters (family Ostreidae) containing some of the most important oysters used for food. Species in this genus have been moved from Crassostrea after it was found to be paraphyletic.


Extant species[edit]

Extant species include:[1]


The genome of Magallana gigas has been recently sequenced [2] revealing an extensive set of genes that enable it to cope with environmental stresses.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Taxon list for Magallana. World Register of Marine Species, accessed on 1 March 2012.
  2. ^ Zhang, G.; Fang, X.; Guo, X.; Li, L.; Luo, R.; Xu, F.; Yang, P.; Zhang, L.; Wang, X.; Qi, H.; Xiong, Z.; Que, H.; Xie, Y.; Holland, P. W. H.; Paps, J.; Zhu, Y.; Wu, F.; Chen, Y.; Wang, J.; Peng, C.; Meng, J.; Yang, L.; Liu, J.; Wen, B.; Zhang, N.; Huang, Z.; Zhu, Q.; Feng, Y.; Mount, A.; Hedgecock, D. (2012). "The oyster genome reveals stress adaptation and complexity of shell formation". Nature. 490 (7418): 49–54. doi:10.1038/nature11413. PMID 22992520.