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Meloidogyne arenaria

BioProject PRJNA438575 | Data Source RIKEN | Taxonomy ID 6304

About Meloidogyne arenaria

The peanut root knot nematode, M. arenaria , is a plant pathogenic nematode, causing significant damage to crops of peanut, vegetables, grasses, fruit ornamentals and tobacco in the Southern United States.

There are 2 alternative genome projects for Meloidogyne arenaria available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJEB8714 PRJNA340324

Genome Assembly & Annotation


The genome was sequenced using PacBio long reads, as described in Sato et al (2018).


The annotation was produced using AUGUSTUS and submitted to WormBase in September 2018 by Dr Kazuki Sato.

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyASM313380v1, GCA_003133805.1
StrainA2-O Okinawa_01
Database VersionWBPS19
Genome Size284,032,373
Data SourceRIKEN
Annotation Version2018-08-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes76,700
Gene transcripts76,734

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