Medauroidea extradentata


The Vietnamese walking stick is an invasive species native to Vietnam. This project produced a draft genome of this species for use as a model system in the study of plant cell wall breakdown by endogenously produced insect enzymes. As obligate leaf feeders who lack symbiotic microbes, the stick insects are ideally suited to this task.

Publication status: Published, please cite doi:10.1534/g3.118.200204

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Image Credit: By Drägüs (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Contig N50
Scaffold N50
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By Drägüs (Own work) [<a href="">CC BY-SA 3.0</a>], <a href="">via Wikimedia Commons</a>

Assembly Information

Analysis Name Medauroidea extradentata genome assembly ASM301236v1 (GCA_003012365.1)
Software DISCOVAR denovo (1.0)
Source SAMN06282392
Date performed 2018-03-20
Materials & Methods

Publication status: Published, please cite doi:10.1534/g3.118.200204

Sequencing methods:

- 250 base pair paired end sequencing was conducted on the Illumina Hiseq 2500.

Assembly methods:

- DISCOVAR v1, default parameters 

- Redundans v1, default parameters

- Agouti v1, default parameters


Assembly Metrics
Contig N50 NA
Scaffold N50 43047
GC Content 37.58