Daphnia magna Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Daphnia magna

Daphnia magna is a small planktonic crustacean that belongs to the subclass Phyllopoda. It inhabits a variety of freshwater environments and is broadly distributed throughout the northern hemisphere, and in South Africa.

Text from Wikipedia. Picture credit (public domain): Dieter Ebert (Wikipedia) 2006


The Daphnia magna genome was sequenced and assembled at the Indiana University. The assembly was sequenced to 13.0x coverage using 454 technology and assembled using Newbler.


The gene models were predicted at Indiana University and submitted to ENA from where Ensembl Genomes imported the data. Non-coding RNA genes were added using the Ensembl Genomes pipeline. Additional data is available at wFleaBase [1].


  1. wFleaBase: the Daphnia genome database.
    Colbourne JK, Singan VR, Gilbert DG. 2005. BMC Bioinformatics. 6:45.

Picture credit: Female Daphnia magna with a clutch of asexual eggs. The animal is about 4 mm long. From Wikipedia.

More information

General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.



Assemblydaphmag2.4, INSDC Assembly GCA_001632505.1,
Database version94.1
Base Pairs129,543,483
Golden Path Length129,543,483
Genebuild by04
Genebuild methodGenerated from ENA annotation
Data sourceEuropean Nucleotide Archive

Gene counts

Coding genes26,646
Gene transcripts26,646

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