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Caenorhabditis remanei

BioProject PRJNA248909 | Data Source University of Oregon | Taxonomy ID 31234

About Caenorhabditis remanei

Caenorhabditis remanei is a small, free-living roundworm found in decaying plant material especially compost, mushroom beds in Northern temperate regions. The worms feed on the bacteria and other micro-organisms associated with plant decay. The biology of C. remanei is similar to that of C. elegans, with a short generation time through four larval stages into an adult. C.remanei has both male and female adults unlike the hermaphroditic species such as C. elegans and C. briggsae. All three species are often found at the same site. C. remanei is frequently found associated with snails, slugs, millipedes, mites and pill bugs, which are presumed to transport worms, especially the dormant dauer stage, from one location to another, as with other Caenorhabditids.

There are 3 alternative genome projects for Caenorhabditis remanei available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJNA248911 PRJNA53967 PRJNA577507

Genome Assembly & Annotation


The assembly of the strain PX356 was produced at University of Oregon, as described in Fierst et al. (2015) . \n \nThis assembly supersedes the assembly ASM164373v1 published in the WormBase release WS250.


The genome was annotated at University of Oregon, as described in Fierst et al. (2015) .

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyASM164373v2, GCA_001643735.2
Database VersionWBPS16
Genome Size118,549,266
Data SourceUniversity of Oregon
Annotation Version2018-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes24,977
Gene transcripts25,651

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