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Steinernema carpocapsae

BioProject PRJNA202318 | Data Source California Institute of Technology | Taxonomy ID 34508

About Steinernema carpocapsae

Steinernema carpocapsae is a parasitic nematode capable of infecting a broad range of insect species. The infective juvenile, which emerges from a depleted host cadaver to seek out a new insect to infect, is the only free-living stage. Infective juveniles tend to be found at the soil surface, and use an ambushing search strategy in which they stand on their tails and attach to a passing insect.

Genome Assembly & Annotation

Assembly

The genome assembly was produced by the California Institute of Technology using PacBio long reads, with BioNano optical mapping, as described in Serra et al. (2019). It is an update to an earlier assembly from the same institute.

Annotation

The gene predictions were made using AUGUSTUS incorporating evidence from open reading frames, RNASeq data across multiple developmental stages and conditions, and alignments from C. elegans.

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyASM75764v3, GCA_000757645.3
Database VersionWBPS14
Genome Size84,512,609
Data SourceCalifornia Institute of Technology
Annotation Version2019-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes30,956
Gene transcripts36,731

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