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WormBase ParaSite HomeVersion: WBPS19 (WS291)-  Archive: WBPS18

Schmidtea mediterranea

BioProject PRJNA12585 | Data Source McDonnell Genome Institute | Taxonomy ID 79327

About Schmidtea mediterranea

The freshwater planarian Schmidtea mediterranea is commonly used as a model for regeneration and development of tissues, due to its ability to regenerate large portions of missing body parts.

There are 2 alternative genome projects for Schmidtea mediterranea available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJNA885486 PRJNA885486

Genome Assembly & Annotation


The S. mediterranea genome has been sequenced by the Stowers Institute and the Genome Institute at Washington University. The assembly version represented is SmedGD_v1.3 from SmedGD, as described by Robb et al (2007).


The original gene predictions were made by the Stowers Institute, as described by Robb et al (2007). The gene models have since been iteratively improved. The version represented here is v1.3 from SmedGD.

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

Database VersionWBPS19
Genome Size901,626,601
Data SourceMcDonnell Genome Institute
Annotation Version2014-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes29,850
Gene transcripts29,850

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