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Bursaphelenchus okinawaensis

BioProject PRJEB40023 | Data Source University of Miyazaki | Taxonomy ID 465554

About Bursaphelenchus okinawaensis

The nematode Bursaphelenchus okinawaensis, is self-fertilizing, hermaphroditic, fungus-feeding and has been used as a laboratory model for the genus Bursaphelenchus, which includes the important plant pathogen Bursaphelenchus xylophilus. B. xylophilus infects trees in the Pinus genus of coniferous trees and causes the disease pine wilt, comprising a serious threat to Asian and European conifer forests.

Genome Assembly & Annotation


Nanopore long reads were assembled at the University of Miyazaki using Flye v2.7.1. Base correction was then performed with the Illumina paired-end reads with two rounds of Pilon v1.23, as described by Sun et al., 2020.


A canonical gene set was submitted to WormBase ParaSite by the authors (see Sun et al, 2020)

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyBOKI2, GCA_904067145.1
Database VersionWBPS18
Genome Size69,956,301
Data SourceUniversity of Miyazaki
Annotation Version2021-03-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes14,593
Gene transcripts14,593

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