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Caenorhabditis inopinata

BioProject PRJDB5687 | Data Source University of Miyazaki | Taxonomy ID 1978547

About Caenorhabditis inopinata

Caenorhabditis inopinata (sp. 34) is a free-living, transparent nematode, isolated from fresh syconia of the fig Ficus septica in Ishigaki island, Japan. It is among the closest known relatives of C. elegans, while also displaying a number of characteristic differences related to the timing of developmental milestones and body size. This has created interest in the species as a system of study of evolutionary diversification.

Genome Assembly & Annotation


The genome has been sequenced by Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, as described in Kanzaki et al. (2018)


Gene structures in the Augustus predictions were refined by manual curation in Artemis, using RNA-seq mapping results and BLAST results against C. elegans proteins. The result was then submitted to WormBase by Taisei Kikuchi in June 2018.

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblySp34_v7, GCA_003052745.1
Database VersionWBPS18
Genome Size122,994,328
Data SourceUniversity of Miyazaki
Annotation Version2018-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes21,443
Gene transcripts21,609

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