Drosophila persimilis (MSH-3) Assembly and Gene Annotation
About Drosophila persimilis
Drosophila persimilis is a sister species to D. pseudoobscura, and was one of 12 fruitfly genomes sequenced for a large comparative study . Ensembl Genomes imports data from FlyBase, who also have more information about the biology of Drosophila persimilis, and a phylogeny of the 12 sequenced fruitfly species.
Picture credit (Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 2.0 FR): Nicolas Gompel 2008. Image shows a female fly.
This is the October 2005 genome assembly of Drosophila persimilis. The 4.1x whole-genome shotgun sequencing was performed and assembly provided by the Broad Institute.
Protein-coding and RNA genes were imported from FlyBase, release dper_r1.3 (FB2017_04).
Repeats were annotated with the Ensembl Genomes repeat feature pipeline. There are: 311,606 Low complexity (Dust) features, covering 23 Mb (12.1% of the genome); 67,484 RepeatMasker features (with the RepBase library), covering 37 Mb (19.8% of the genome); 191,184 Tandem repeats (TRF) features, covering 12 Mb (6.3% of the genome).
Protein domains were annotated with the Ensembl Genomes protein feature pipeline.
- Evolution of genes and genomes on the Drosophila
Drosophila 12 Genomes Consortium, Clark AG, Eisen MB, Smith DR, Bergman CM, Oliver B, Markow TA, Kaufman TC, Kellis M, Gelbart W et al. 2007. Nature. 450:203-218.