This assembly was generated using 101 bp paired-end Illumina HiSeq2000 reads generated from three libraries: a 180 bp insert ‘fragment’ library, a 1.5 kb ‘jump’ library, and a 38 kb ‘fosill’ library. Sequencing template for the fragment and jump libraries was derived from genomic DNA extracted from a single individual, which was preserved by freezing at -80C. Native genomic DNA was used for the fragment library and whole genome amplified DNA was used for the jump library. Template for the fosill library was generated from a pooled extraction of many individuals. Reads were assembled at the Broad Institute using the ALLPATHS LG algorithm, with the Haploidify option enabled to address high allelic heterozygosity in the template.

Genome Size (bp): 
Scaffold N50 (bp): 
5 604 218
Scaffold count: 
1 214
Release date: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Strain used for sequencing. Originally isolated from Sudan the colony has undergone isofemale selection at MR4. For more details click here.

Gene sets

24 Apr 2019
20 Feb 2019
22 Oct 2018
21 Feb 2018
24 Oct 2017

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