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Macrostomum lignano

BioProject PRJNA371498 | Data Source University Medical Center Groningen | Taxonomy ID 282301

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

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyMlig_3_7, GCA_002269645.1
Database VersionWBPS12
Genome Size764,410,778
Data SourceUniversity Medical Center Groningen
Annotation Version2018-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes49,013
Non coding genes9
Small non coding genes9
Gene transcripts49,022

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