Ixodes persulcatus (Iper-2018) (BIME_Iper_1.3)

Ixodes persulcatus (Iper-2018) Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Ixodes persulcatus

Ixodes persulcatus, the taiga tick, is a species of hard-bodied tick distributed from Europe through central and northern Asia to the People’s Republic of China and Japan. The sexual dimorphism of the species is marked, the male being much smaller than the female. Hosts include wild and domestic ungulates, man, dog, rabbit, and other small mammals including the dormouse, Amur hedgehog, and occasionally birds.

Ixodes persulcatus ticks transmit Lyme disease, relapsing fever (Borrelia miyamotoi), babesiosis, and Siberian (TBEV-Sib) and Far Eastern (TBEV-FE) tick-borne encephalitis, and probably human granulocytic anaplasmosis as well.

(Text from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia [1].)


The assembly presented is the BIME_Iper_1.3 assembly submitted[2,3] to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_013358835.1.


Ensembl Metazoa displays the original TIGMIC Group[2,3] annotation (BIMEIper1v3.0 gene set, Sep. 2021).

Small RNA features and genes, protein features and cross-references have been annotated by Ensembl Metazoa.


  1. Ixodes persulcatus, (accessed January 11, 2022). Wikipedia contributors, Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

  2. TIGMIC Group, Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology

  3. Large-Scale Comparative Analyses of Tick Genomes Elucidate Their Genetic Diversity and Vector Capacities. Jia N, Wang J, Shi W, et al. . Cell. 2020 Sep;182(5):1328-1340.e13. DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2020.07.023. PMID: 32814014.



AssemblyBIME_Iper_1.3, INSDC Assembly GCA_013358835.1,
Database version109.1
Golden Path Length1,901,640,799
Genebuild byTIGMIC Group, Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceTIGMIC Group, Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology

Gene counts

Coding genes28,574
Non coding genes5,258
Small non coding genes5,258
Gene transcripts33,832