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Bursaphelenchus xylophilus

BioProject PRJEA64437 | Data Source Wellcome Sanger Institute | Taxonomy ID 6326

About Bursaphelenchus xylophilus

Bursaphelenchus xylophilus is a gonochoristic species of the Clade IV nematodes. It is a parasite of Pine trees thought to originate from North America, but has spread through East Asia and Portugal. It is also known as Pine Wilt Nematode (PWN).

There is 1 alternative genome project for Bursaphelenchus xylophilus available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJEB40022

Genome Assembly & Annotation


The_ B. xylophilus_ genome has been sequenced by a collaboration between the Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, and the Parasite Genomics group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, as described in Kikuchi et all (2011). The assembly version represented here was submitted directly to WormBase by Taisei Kikuchi in 2011, and is a slightly improved version of that deposited in INSDC (GCA_000231135.1)).


The gene predictions were made by Taisei Kikuchi of the Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute. The version represented here was submitted directly to WormBase in 2011.

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyASM23113v1_submitted, GCA_000231135.1
Database VersionWBPS17
Genome Size74,561,461
Data SourceWellcome Sanger Institute
Annotation Version2014-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes17,704
Gene transcripts17,704

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