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Schmidtea mediterranea

BioProject PRJNA379262 | Data Source Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics | 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 is 1 alternative genome project for Schmidtea mediterranea available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJNA12585

Genome Assembly & Annotation


The assembly was produced using long-read sequencing and a de novo assembler (MARVEL) enhanced for low-complexity reads, as described by Grohme et al. (2018).


The annotation is a set of Augustus predictions filtered for overlap with known repeats and coverage, as described by Rozanski et al. (2019). WormBase retrieved it from PlanMine 3.0.

Key Publications



Assembly Statistics

AssemblyASM260089v1, GCA_002600895.1
Database VersionWBPS17
Genome Size942,041,730
Data SourceMax Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Annotation Version2019-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes22,090
Gene transcripts31,102

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