NOTE: The genome sequence and annotation for P. pacificus are updated in Ensembl Metazoa infrequently. For the latest genome and annotation, please visit WormBase ParaSite (for an Ensembl-oriented view), or WormBase. The data here corresponds with WormBase WS279.
About Pristionchus pacificus
Pristionchus pacificus is a small, free-living roundworm, which is found on several continents and is associated with scarab beetles and Colorado potato beetles. It is part of the diplogastrids and it is estimated to have diverged from C. elegans 200-300 million years. It, therefore, shares many experimental advantages with C. elegans and is being used as a model organism for developmental biology and ecological studies, particularly in studies involving the analysis of vulval formation.
- P. pacificus data at WormBase ParaSite.
- P. paciificus data at
- Pristionchus database hosted at the Max-Plank Institute for Evolutionary Biology.
Taxonomy ID 54126
Data source WormBase
Genome assembly: El_Paco_fix
More information and statistics
Download DNA sequence (FASTA)
What can I find? Protein-coding and non-coding genes, splice variants, cDNA and protein sequences, non-coding RNAs.
Download genes, cDNAs, ncRNA, proteins - FASTA - GFF3
What can I find? Homologues, gene trees, and whole genome alignments across multiple species.
More about comparative analyses
Phylogenetic overview of gene families
Download alignments (EMF)
This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor:
Various protein and cDNA sequences have been aligned to the P. pacificus genome and can be viewed on the genome browser:
- Complete protein sets from human (UniProtKB), D. melanogaster (FlyBase), S. cerevisae (SGD), and selected other nematodes (WormBase).
- All other reviewed protein sequences from UniProtKB.
- P. pacificus mRNAs and ESTs.