Drosophila ananassae (TSC#14024-0371.13) (dana_caf1)

Drosophila ananassae (TSC#14024-0371.13) Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Drosophila ananassae

Drosophila ananassae is a useful model organism for genetic studies because it is easily cultured in the laboratory, and was one of 12 fruitfly genomes sequenced for a large comparative study [1]. Ensembl Genomes imports data from FlyBase, who also have more information about the biology of Drosophila ananassae, 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 August 2005 genome assembly of Drosophila ananassae. The 8.9x whole-genome shotgun sequencing was performed and assembled by Agencourt Bioscience.


Protein-coding and RNA genes, which were annotated with the NCBI eukaryotic genome annotation pipeline, were imported from FlyBase, release dana_r1.06 (FB2018_04).

Repeats were annotated with the Ensembl Genomes repeat feature pipeline. There are: 409,506 Low complexity (Dust) features, covering 30 Mb (13.0% of the genome); 122,490 RepeatMasker features (with the RepBase library), covering 64 Mb (27.5% of the genome); 173,334 Tandem repeats (TRF) features, covering 39 Mb (17.0% of the genome).

Protein domains were annotated with the Ensembl Genomes protein feature pipeline.


  1. Evolution of genes and genomes on the Drosophila phylogeny.
    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.



Assemblydana_caf1, INSDC Assembly GCA_000005115.1,
Database version104.2
Golden Path Length230,993,012
Genebuild byFlyBase
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceFlyBase

Gene counts

Coding genes14,365
Non coding genes1,248
Small non coding genes1,248
Gene transcripts23,261

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