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WormBase ParaSite HomeVersion: WBPS19 (WS291)-  Archive: WBPS18

Caenorhabditis waitukubuli

BioProject PRJEB12602 | Data Source BANG | Taxonomy ID 2305864

About Caenorhabditis waitukubuli

Caenorhabditis waitukubuli (formerly Caenorhabditis sp. 39) was formally described by Stevens et al. in 2019. It reproduces through males and females. It is a member of the Japonica group in the Caenorhabditis genus; molecular data suggest that its closest relatives are C. yunquensis, C. macrosperma, C. nouraguensis, C. becei, and C. panamensis. The species type isolate was collected from a rotting fruit collected in Morne Trois Pitons, Dominica in 2014.

Genome Assembly & Annotation


Short-insert Illumina reads were assembled using Platanus. 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.

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyCWAIT_v1, GCA_900536345.3
Database VersionWBPS19
Genome Size91,416,478
Data SourceBANG
Annotation Version2020-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes30,089
Gene transcripts32,080

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