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Meloidogyne incognita

BioProject PRJEB8714 | Data Source INRA | Taxonomy ID 6306

About Meloidogyne incognita

The nematode Meloidogyne incognita, also known as the southern root-knot nematode, is able to infect the roots of almost all cultivated plants. It is an obligatory sedentary parasite that reproduces by mitotic parthenogenesis. M. incognita can infect Arabidopsis thaliana, making it a key model system for the understanding of metazoan adaptations to plant parasitism.

There is 1 alternative genome project for Meloidogyne incognita available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJNA340324

Genome Assembly & Annotation


The assembly was sequenced as described in Blanc-Mathieu et al. (2017).


The annotation was submitted directly to WormBase.

Key Publications



Assembly Statistics

AssemblyMeloidogyne_incognita_V3, GCA_900182535.1
Database VersionWBPS18
Genome Size183,531,997
Data SourceINRA
Annotation Version2018-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes43,718
Non coding genes1,633
Small non coding genes1,633
Gene transcripts45,351

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