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Romanomermis culicivorax

BioProject PRJEB1358 | Data Source University of Cologne | Taxonomy ID 13658

About Romanomermis culicivorax

The nematode Romanomermis culicivorax is an entomopathogenic parasite that invades larvae of various mosquito species killing these when emerging at the J4 stage. R. culicivorax is being tested as a biological pest control to fight malaria. Although only distantly related to C. elegans it has proved to be a particularly amenable study object for analyzing embryogenesis.

Genome Assembly & Annotation


The R. culicivorax genome has been sequenced by the University of Cologne, as described by Schiffer et al (2013). The data represented here is version nRc.2.0 from nematodes.org.


The gene predictions were made by the University of Cologne, as described by Schiffer et al (2013). The version represented here is nRc.2.0.1 from nematodes.org.

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblynRc.2.0, GCA_001039655.1
Database VersionWBPS19
Genome Size322,765,761
Data SourceUniversity of Cologne
Annotation Version2014-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes48,376
Gene transcripts48,376

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