About Caenorhabditis sulstoni
Caenorhabditis sulstoni (formerly Caenorhabditis sp. 32) was formally described by Stevens et al. in 2019. It is a member of the Japonica group in the Caenorhabditis genus; molecular data suggest its closest known relative to be C. afra. It reproduces through males and females. The species type isolate was collected from the faeces of an East African millipede (Archispirostreptus gigas) bought in spring 2013 at an insect market in Berlin. The species is named in honour of John Sulston, for his work on the C. elegans cell lineage and genome sequence.
Genome Assembly & Annotation
Short-insert Illumina reads were assembled using Velvet. The resulting contigs were scaffolded with Trinity-assembled transcripts using SCUBAT2. The assembly is described in full in Stevens et al., 2019.
The annotation presented here corresponds to the v1 annotation retrieved from caenorhabditis.org in March 2020. Gene models were predicted using BRAKER, guided by RNAseq, as described in Stevens et al., 2019.
- Stevens L, Félix MA, Beltran T, Braendle C, Caurcel C, Fausett S, Fitch D, Frézal L, Gosse C, Kaur T, Kiontke K, Newton MD, Noble LM, Richaud A, Rockman MV, Sudhaus W, Blaxter M. Comparative genomics of 10 new Caenorhabditis species. Evol Lett, 2019;3(2):217-236
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