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Bradysia coprophila

Summary

Resource Type
Organism
Genus
Bradysia
Species
coprophila
Common Name
NA
Description

The adult fly is small, up to 3 mm, has a dark brown body, small head and its legs and wings are comparatively long, looking like a mosquito. These insects feed on decaying organic matter and fungi. They are often found in greenhouses. Their larvae are up to 6 mm long, white, slender and legless, with a black head and smooth semi-transparent skin which reveals the contents of the digestive tract.

Sex determination in Sciara is a different mechanism. Sciara basically has 4 pairs of chromosomes 3 pairs of autosomes and one pair of allosomes. Some special chromosomes called limited chromosomes are present in certain stages. The zygote has 3 pairs of autosomes a one or more limited chromosomes and 3 X chromosome (2 fathers’, 1 mother's).

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sciara_(gnat)

Please cite the following publication(s) when using this dataset: Urban, John M., et al. "Single-molecule sequencing of long DNA molecules allows high contiguity de novo genome assembly for the fungus fly, Sciara coprophila." bioRxiv (2020).

Organism Image
Bradysia coprophila
Image Credit
darkwinged fungus gnats (Bradysia sp.) Winnertz 1867 by David Cappaert, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License

Analysis

NameProgramDate Constructed
Bradysia coprophila genome assembly BU_Bcop_v1 ( GCF_014529535.1)CanuSep 10th, 2020
NCBI Bradysia coprophila Annotation Release 100NCBI Eukaryotic Genome Annotation PipelineNov 3rd, 2020
Bradysia coprophila annotations Bradysia_coprophila.Bcop_v1.0MakerJun 25th, 2021

Assembly Stats

Contig N50
2330419
Scaffold N50
6790317
GC Content
35.18

Other Information

Community Contact
John Urban | jurban@carnegiescience.edu
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