Drosophila elegans


As part of the Drosophila modENCODE project, the Baylor College of Medicine is studying the comparative genomics of eight additional species of Drosophila: biarmipes, bipectinata, elegans, eugracillis, ficusphila, kikkawai, rhopaloa, and takahashii.

Please cite the following publication when using the D. elegans genome and annotations:
Chen, Z. X., Sturgill, D., Qu, J., et al. Comparative validation of the D. melanogaster modENCODE transcriptome annotation. Genome research, 2014, 24(7), 1209-1223. doi: 10.1101/gr.159384.113

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Organism Image
Feature Summary
The following features are currently present for this organism
Feature TypeCount
Contig N50
Scaffold N50
Number Of Genes
Image Credit
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Assembly Information

Analysis Name Whole Genome Assembly of Drosophila elegans provided by the Baylor College of Medicine
Software Baylor College of Medicine genome assembly pipeline
Source Whole Genome Assembly of Drosophila elegans (Baylor College of Medicine)
Date performed 2014-04-24
Materials & Methods

From http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/AFFF00000000/:

This is an upgrade of the Dele_1.0 assembly using illumina reads to fix indels and other improvements using BWA, samtools etc. Not a traditional assembler.

Assembly Method:

Celera Assembler v. 6.1; BWA v. 0.6.0; Samtools v. 0.1.14; GATK v. 1.1-9; Indel_call_and_upgrade.pl v. 1.0

Assembly Name: Dele_2.0

Genome Coverage: 204.9x

Sequencing Technology: 454; Illumina


Assembly Metrics
Contig N50 214270
Scaffold N50 1713827
GC Content 38.84