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

Dirofilaria immitis

BioProject PRJEB1797 | Data Source University of Edinburgh | Taxonomy ID 6287

About Dirofilaria immitis

The nematode Dirofilaria immitis, or dog heartworm, is an important parasite of dogs and cats that is often fatal if left untreated. Transmitted by mosquitoes in warmer climatic zones, it is spreading across southern Europe and the Americas at an alarming pace.

There is 1 alternative genome project for Dirofilaria immitis available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJNA723804

Genome Assembly & Annotation


The D. immitis genome was sequenced by the Blaxter laboratory at University of Edinburgh. The data represented here is version nDi.2.2 from nematodes.org.


Automated gene predictions were made by the Blaxter laboratory at the University of Edinburgh. The version represented here is based on nDi.2.2.2 from nematodes.org. Some gene models have been further manually curated.

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

Database VersionWBPS19
Genome Size88,309,529
Data SourceUniversity of Edinburgh
Annotation Version2021-04-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes12,872
Non coding genes3
Small non coding genes3
Gene transcripts12,926

Learn more about this widget in our help section

This widget has been derived from the assembly-stats code developed by the Lepbase project at the University of Edinburgh