Adineta vaga (AMS_PRJEB1171_v1)

Adineta vaga Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Adineta vaga


Adineta vaga is a bdelloid rotifer, a class of rotifers found in freshwater habitats all over the world. There are over 450 described species of bdelloid rotifers, distinguished from each other mainly on the basis of morphology. The main characteristics that distinguish bdelloids from related groups of rotifers are exclusively parthenogenetic reproduction and the ability to survive in dry, harsh environments by entering a state of desiccation-induced dormancy (anhydrobiosis) at any life stage. They are often referred to as "ancient asexuals" due to their unique asexual history that spans back to over 25 million years ago through fossil evidence.

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Picture credit (CC-BY-NC 3.0): Rotifer World Catalog


The Adineta vaga genome was sequenced and assembled in a collaboration between the University of Namur, the Marine Biological Laboratory, Genoscope, and others [1].


Ensembl Metazoa displays the v2 gene set provided by Genoscope.


  1. Genomic evidence for ameiotic evolution in the bdelloid rotifer Adineta vaga.
    Flot J-F et al.. 2013. Nature. 500:453457.



AssemblyAMS_PRJEB1171_v1, INSDC Assembly GCA_000513175.1, Sep 2015
Database version92.1
Base Pairs213,704,785
Golden Path Length217,933,776
Genebuild byGENOSCOPE
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceGenoscope

Gene counts

Coding genes49,300
Non coding genes737
Small non coding genes736
Long non coding genes1
Gene transcripts50,037

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