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Caenorhabditis zanzibari

BioProject PRJEB12596 | Data Source BANG | Taxonomy ID 1737333

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.

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyCZANZ_v1, GCA_900536285.3
Database VersionWBPS17
Genome Size101,086,038
Data SourceBANG
Annotation Version2020-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes22,198
Gene transcripts23,528

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