About Caenorhabditis zanzibari
Caenorhabditis zanzibari (formerly Caenorhabditis sp. 26) was formally described by Stevens et al. in 2019. Molecular data suggests its nearest relatives are C. sinica and C. tribulationis. It reproduces through males and females. The species type isolate was collected from a rotting mandarin fruit in Zanzibar, Tanzania, in 2012.
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.
- 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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