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Heterodera schachtii

BioProject PRJNA522950 | Data Source H. schachtii genome sequencing consortium | Taxonomy ID 97005

About Heterodera schachtii

Heterodera schachtii, also known as the beet cyst nematode or sugarbeet nematode, is a plant pathogenic parasite which can infect more than 200 plants including the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. H. schachtii is an important agricultural pest on sugar beet and brassicaceous crops in its own right and is closely related to the soybean cyst nematode, H. glycines, which is one of the severely economically damaging plant-parasitic nematodes worldwide.

There is 1 alternative genome project for Heterodera schachtii available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJNA767548

Genome Assembly & Annotation


Genome assembly was conducted as described in Siddique et al., (2022). Error corrected reads were assembled using wtdbg2 Version: 2.1 − 2018100730. Analysis using BlobTools version 1.0 was conducted, in order to find and remove contaminated contigs.


Genome annotation was conducted as described in Siddique et al., (2022).

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyCam_Hsc_genome1.1, GCA_023374025.1
Database VersionWBPS19
Genome Size179,246,932
Data SourceH. schachtii genome sequencing consortium
Annotation Version2023-09-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes26,739
Gene transcripts32,624

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