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.
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 .
- 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.
General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.