Rhipicephalus microplus (Rmic-2018) (GCA013339725v1)

Rhipicephalus microplus (Rmic-2018) Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Rhipicephalus microplus

The Asian blue tick (Rhipicephalus microplus) is an economically important tick that parasitises a variety of livestock species especially cattle, on which it is the most economically significant ectoparasite in the world. It is known as the Australian cattle tick, southern cattle tick, Cuban tick, Madagascar blue tick, and Porto Rican Texas fever tick.

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


The assembly presented is the GCA013339725v1 assembly submitted[2,3] to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_013339725.1.


Ensembl Metazoa displays the genes from NCBI Rhipicephalus microplus Annotation Release 100. Small RNA features, protein features and cross-references have been annotated by Ensembl Metazoa.

The original TIGMIC Group[2,3] annotation added as a separate "CNCB-NGDC annotation" track.


  1. Rhipicephalus microplus, (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.



AssemblyGCA013339725v1, INSDC Assembly GCA_013339725.1,
Database version109.1
Golden Path Length2,529,930,304
Genebuild byNCBI
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceTIGMIC Group, Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology

Gene counts

Coding genes18,598
Non coding genes9,285
Small non coding genes6,500
Long non coding genes2,785
Gene transcripts35,352