About Halicephalobus mephisto
The nematode Halicephalobus mephisto is a free-living worm feeding on subterranean bacteria. It was first found in ore recovered from deep rock fracture water in South African goldmines. It is able to survive as deep as 3.6 km under the surface of Earth, resisting temperatures as high as 37°C.
Genome Assembly & Annotation
The assembly was deposited to INSDC under PRJNA528747, and after accessioning was made available to WormBase by John Bracht. Manuscript under review.
The annotation was submitted to WormBase in May 2019 by John Bracht.
- Borgonie G, García-Moyano A, Litthauer D, Bert W, Bester A, van Heerden E, Möller C, Erasmus M, Onstott TC. Nematoda from the terrestrial deep subsurface of South Africa. Nature, 2011;474(7349):79-82
|Data Source||American University, Washington, D.C.|
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