Octopus vulgaris

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  • Octopus vulgaris is the most important octopus species in worldwide fisheries and represents a major protein resource in most fish-eating countries. It is of great commercial importance in Mediterranean, South American and Asian countries as well as in the NW Atlantic coasts of Spain and Portugal.[1] [2].


Reference Genes

Gene Symbol Gene Name Application Scope Accession Number Primer Size [bp] Tm [℃] Detection
ubi[1] ubiquitin
  • Universal reference gene
113 60 SYBR
tubA[1] α-tubulin
  • Universal reference gene
105 60 SYBR

Moleculer Types

  • mRNA

Evaluation Methods


  • Name: Graziano Fiorito
  • Email: gfiorito@szn.it
  • Institution: Laboratorio di Neurobiologia, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Villa Comunale, 80121 Napoli, Italy


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sirakov M, Zarrella I, Borra M, Rizzo F, Biffali E, Arnone MI, Fiorito G. Selection and validation of a set of reliable reference genes for quantitative RT-PCR studies in the brain of the Cephalopod Mollusc Octopus vulgaris. BMC Mol Biol. 2009 Jul 14;10:70. doi: 10.1186/1471-2199-10-70. PubMed PMID: 19602224; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2722649.
  2. Castellanos-Martínez S, Arteta D, Catarino S, Gestal C. De novo transcriptome sequencing of the Octopus vulgaris hemocytes using Illumina RNA-Seq technology: response to the infection by the gastrointestinal parasite Aggregata octopiana. PLoS One. 2014 Oct 16;9(10):e107873. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0107873. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 25329466; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4199593.