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Bombyx mori (Domestic silkworm, p50T) (Bmori_2016v1.0)

Bombyx mori (Domestic silkworm, p50T) Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Bombyx mori

The silkworm, Bombyx mori, has been used for silk production for over 5,000 years, and continues to be an economically important species. B. mori is a fully domesticated insect, and due to its ease of culture, the silkworm has become a model organism in the study of lepidopteran and arthropod biology [1,2].

Picture credit (Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0): Wikimedia Commons 2009


The assembly presented is the Bmori_2016v1.0 assembly submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_014905235.2.


Ensembl Metazoa displays the genes from NCBI Bombyx mori Annotation Release 103. Small RNA features, protein features and cross-references have been annotated by Ensembl Metazoa.


  1. The genetics and genomics of the silkworm, Bombyx mori.
    Goldsmith MR, Shimada T, Abe H. 2005. Annual Review of Entomology. 50:71-100.
  2. Advances in silkworm studies accelerated by the genome sequencing of Bombyx mori.
    Xia Q, Li S, Feng Q. 2014. Annual Review of Entomology. 59:513-536.
  3. The genome of a lepidopteran model insect, the silkworm Bombyx mori.
    International Silkworm Genome Consortium. 2008. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 38:1036-1045.
  4. KAIKObase: an integrated silkworm genome database and data mining tool.
    Shimomura M, Minami H, Suetsugu Y, Ohyanagi H, Satoh C, Antonio B, Nagamura Y, Kadono-Okuda K, Kajiwara H, Sezutsu H et al. 2009. BMC Genomics. 10:486.
  5. SilkDB v2.0: a platform for silkworm (Bombyx mori) genome biology.
    Duan J, Li R, Cheng D, Fan W, Zha X, Cheng T, Wu Y, Wang J, Mita K, Xiang Z et al. 2010. Nucleic Acids Research. 38:D453-6.



AssemblyBmori_2016v1.0, INSDC Assembly GCA_014905235.2,
Database version112.2
Golden Path Length460,349,660
Genebuild byNCBI
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceGraduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Gene counts

Coding genes13,881
Non coding genes2,815
Small non coding genes1,255
Long non coding genes1,547
Misc non coding genes13
Gene transcripts32,123