Drosophila simulans (w501) Assembly and Gene Annotation
About Drosophila simulans
Drosophila simulans is, in evolutionary terms, closely related to D. melanogaster, and was one of 12 fruitfly genomes sequenced for a large comparative study . In addition to comparison with the exceptionally well-studied D. melanogaster, D. simulans is useful for research into speciation due to its close relationship with D. sechellia and D. mauritiana . Ensembl Genomes imports data from FlyBase, who also have much more information about the biology of Drosophila simulans, 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.
The ASM75419v3 assembly of Drosophila simulans is a chromosome-level assembly with a genome size of ~125Mb .
Repeats were annotated with the Ensembl Genomes repeat feature pipeline. There are: 180,460 Low complexity (Dust) features, covering 6 Mb (4.6% of the genome); 31,441 RepeatMasker features (with the RepBase library), covering 9 Mb (7.2% of the genome); 60,487 Tandem repeats (TRF) features, covering 3 Mb (2.5% of the genome).
Protein domains were annotated with the Ensembl Genomes protein feature pipeline.
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