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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


The genome assembly was produced by the California Institute of Technology in collaboration with the University of California Irvine. The version of the genome represented here is that submitted directly to WormBase in 2014, which is similar to, but not exactly the same as, NCBI assembly GCA_000757645.1.


The gene predictions were made by the Mortazavi laboratory at the University of California Irvine, as described by Dillman et al. (2015).

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyS_carpo_v1_submitted, Oct 2014
Database VersionWBPS13
Genome Size86,127,942
Data SourceCalifornia Institute of Technology
Annotation Version2014-12-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes28,313
Gene transcripts31,944

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