About Macrostomum lignano
Macrostomum lignano is a free-living, hermaphroditic flatworm found as part of the intertidal sand meiofauna of the Adriatic Sea. It has a high regeneration capacity facilitated by neoblasts, the stem cell system of the worm. It was first discovered in 1995 (described as a species in 2005) and since then has been the subject of research in several laboratories. Due to its small size, short generation time, amenability to genetic manipulation and easy maintenance in laboratory conditions, M. lignano has the potential to be a good invertebrate experimental model for stem cell research.
There is 1 alternative genome project for Macrostomum lignano available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJNA284736
Genome Assembly & Annotation
The genome was sequenced using Illumina and PacBio reads, as described by Wudarski et al. (2017) .
The annotation was produced as described by Wudarski et al. (2017) .
|Data Source||University Medical Center Groningen|
|Non coding genes||9|
|Small non coding genes||9|
This widget has been derived from the assembly-stats code developed by the Lepbase project at the University of Edinburgh