Branchiostoma lanceolatum (BraLan2)

Branchiostoma lanceolatum Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Branchiostoma lanceolatum

The European lancelet is a marine invertebrate in the subphylum Cephalochordata. It is used as a model organism to study vertebrate evolutionary development.


The B. lanceolatum genome was imported from the Amphiencode project website.

The genes imported from the Amphiencode project website were selected based on the reference proteins.


  1. Amphioxus functional genomics and the origins of vertebrate gene regulation.
    Firbas PN, Maeso I, et al.. 2018. Nature. 564(7734):64-70.

Picture credit: By © Hans Hillewaert, CC BY-SA 4.0,



AssemblyBraLan2, INSDC Assembly GCA_900088365.1,
Database version106.1
Golden Path Length495,353,434
Genebuild by
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceUniversity of Oxford

Gene counts

Coding genes35,955
Gene transcripts36,020

About this species