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Levipalatum texanum

BioProject PRJNA655932 | Data Source Indiana University | Taxonomy ID 1486449

About Levipalatum texanum

Levipalatum texanum is a free-living nematode in the family Diplogastridae. The species consists of self-fertile hermaphrodites which are morphologically females, and males. Found in the South-Eastern United States, the species lives in association with scarab beetles.

Genome Assembly & Annotation


The full assembly process is outline in Casasa et al., (2021). Paired-end reads between 150- and 500-bp in length were trimmed using Cutadapt and error corrected with Reckoner. To check insert size, a preliminary single-end assembly was created with Minia. SPAdes was then used to fully assemble the nuclear genome, and scaffolds that were identified as contamination, at low coverage (<1×), and < 500 bp in length were removed. PlasmidSPAdes was used to assemble the mitochondrial genome.


The full annotation process is outlined in Casasa et al., (2021). The genome was annotated using the BRAKER pipeline. The BAM file created by aligning RNA-Seq reads to the genome with STAR was included in this process. The mitochondrial genomes were annotated using MITOS2 on the MITOS Web Server.

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyASM1480538v1, GCA_014805385.1
Database VersionWBPS19
Genome Size154,911,628
Data SourceIndiana University
Annotation Version2023-10-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes31,328
Gene transcripts33,092

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