NOTE: The genome sequence and annotation for C. brenneri are updated in Ensembl Metazoa infrequently. The data here corresponds with WormBase WS250. For the latest genome and annotation, please visit WormBase ParaSite (for an Ensembl-oriented view), or WormBase.

About Caenorhabditis brenneri

Caenorhabditis brenneri is a small, free-living round worm found in decaying plant material throughout the tropics. The worms feed on the bacteria and other micro-organisms associated with plant decay. The biology of C. brenneri is similar to that of C. elegans with a short generation time through four larval stages into an adult. C.brenneri has both male and female adults, unlike the hermaphroditic species such as C. elegans and C. briggsae.

C. brenneri was previously known as Caenorhabditis n. sp. 4 or PB2801 prior to the type description and renaming in 2007 (Sudhaus & Kiontke). The sequenced strain PB2801 was derived from a wild isolate LKC28, isolated by Hernan Ruiz from the roots of Liriope (Convallariaceae) in 2003, grown in an Costa Rican nursery. The wild isolate was inbred for 20 generations in the lab of Scott Baird by transferral of a single gravid female per generation.

Taxonomy ID 135651

Data source WormBase

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Gene annotation

What can I find? Protein-coding and non-coding genes, splice variants, cDNA and protein sequences, non-coding RNAs.

More about this genebuild

Download genes, cDNAs, ncRNA, proteins - FASTA - GFF3

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Comparative genomics

What can I find? Homologues, gene trees, and whole genome alignments across multiple species.

More about comparative analyses

Phylogenetic overview of gene families

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Variation

This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor:

Variant Effect Predictor

Other data viewable on the genome browser

  • Alignments of C. brenneri mRNAs and ESTs to the genome.

About this species