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Macrostomum lignano

BioProject PRJNA284736 | Data Source Schatz Laboratory | Taxonomy ID 282301

About Macrostomum lignano

Macrostomum lignano is a free-living, hermaphroditic flatworm found as part of the intertidal sand meiofauna of the Adriatic Sea. It has a high regeneration capacity facilitated by neoblasts, the stem cell system of the worm. It was first discovered in 1995 (described as a species in 2005) and since then has been the subject of research in several laboratories. Due to its small size, short generation time, amenability to genetic manipulation and easy maintenance in laboratory conditions, M. lignano has the potential to be a good invertebrate experimental model for stem cell research.

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyML2, GCA_001188465.1, Feb 2016
Straindv1
Database VersionWBPS9
Genome Size1,040,124,789
Data SourceSchatz Laboratory
Annotation Version2016-02-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes60,534
Gene transcripts60,534

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