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Oscheius tipulae

BioProject PRJEB15512 | Data Source University of Edinburgh | Taxonomy ID 141969

About Oscheius tipulae

Oscheius tipulae is a free-living androdioecious species of nematode, characterized by the coexistence of males and hermaphrodites. It is used as a satellite developmental genetic model organism to study vulva formation.

There is 1 alternative genome project for Oscheius tipulae available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJNA644888

Genome Assembly & Annotation


The genome of O. tipulae was assembled by Georgios Koutsovolous and Fabrice Besnard from the Blaxter Lab in University of Edinburgh, using a combination of short-read and mate-pair data, as described in Besnard et al. (2017).


The genome was annotated using MAKER2 and Augustus, as described in Besnard et al. (2017).

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyOscheius_tipulae_assembly_v2, GCA_900184235.1
Database VersionWBPS19
Genome Size59,468,623
Data SourceUniversity of Edinburgh
Annotation Version2018-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes14,626
Gene transcripts14,938

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