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Halicephalobus sp. NKZ332

BioProject PRJNA555616 | Data Source Indiana University | Taxonomy ID 2598192

About Halicephalobus sp. NKZ332

Halicephalobus is a clade of small, parthenogenic nematodes that have sometimes colonized remarkable habitats. Halicephalobus species provide a point of comparison for parallelisms with other parthenogenic panagrolaimid species in the evolution of asexuality. Given its molecular and geographic distinctness from other known Halicephalobus strains, it is likely that the present strain (NKZ332) has an evolutionary fate separate from other nominal species. It is therefore presented as a new species: Halicephalobus sp. NKZ332.

Genome Assembly & Annotation


The draft genome assembly was produced by the [Department of Biology at the Indiana University](http://www.sanger.ac.uk/research/projects/parasitegenomics/. The assembly uses Illumina NextSeq 300bp paired-end sequencing. Minia and SPAdes assemblers were used to perform a de-contaminated assembly.


The gene predictions were made by the [Department of Biology at the Indiana University](http://www.sanger.ac.uk/research/projects/parasitegenomics/. An in-house pipeline was developed that used MAKER to generate high-quality annotations by integrating evidence from multiple sources: protein sequences from UniProt, the hidden Markov model (HMM) computed from GeneMark and the BUSCO generated AUGUSTUS profile. Predicted genes from the MAKER output were used to train and run AUGUSTUS to produce the final annotation.

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyASM976126v1, GCA_009761265.1
Database VersionWBPS19
Genome Size47,438,423
Data SourceIndiana University
Annotation Version2021-12-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes10,997
Gene transcripts10,997

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