Genomes: Invertebrates

Freshwater Planarian (S. mediterranea).

Invertebrates are defined as organisms having no backbone or spinal column. This group includes 97% of all animals and therefore, is very important, especially in attempting to determine phylogenetic relationships. The McDonnell Genome Institute has sequenced and is sequencing many invertebrates for just this purpose. We also have been and presently are working with other sequencing centers (such as the Broad Institute, the Welcome Trust Sanger Centre, Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center, and the J. Craig Venter Institute) on joint invertebrate sequencing and analysis projects.

Invertebrates Sequenced by MGI

scientific name common name category taxonomy
Limulus polyphemus Horseshoe Crab Invertebrates Arthropod
Musca domestica Domestic Housefly Invertebrates Fly
Nematodirus battus Thread-Necked Worm Invertebrates Nematode
Teladorsagia circumcincta Brown Stomach Worm Invertebrates Nematode
Cooperia oncophora Intestinal Worm Invertebrates Nematode
Ostertagia ostertagi Bovine Stomach Worm Invertebrates Nematode
Necator americanus Human Hookworm Invertebrates Nematode
Ancylostoma duodenale Human Hookworm Invertebrates Nematode
Ancylostoma ceylanicum Hookworm Invertebrates Nematode
Ancylostoma caninum Dog Hookworm Invertebrates Nematode
Caenorhabditis sp. 11 Roundworm Invertebrates Nematode
Caenorhabditis sp. 9 Roundworm Invertebrates Nematode
Caenorhabditis sp. 7 Roundworm Invertebrates Nematode
Dictyocaulus viviparus Bovine Lungworm Invertebrates Nematode
Priapulus caudatus Marine Worm Invertebrates Marine Worm
Oesophagostomum dentatum Nodule Worm Invertebrates Nematode
Anopheles gambiae Mosquito Invertebrates Arthropod
Phlebotomus papatasi Sand Fly Invertebrates Arthropod
Acropora palmata Elkhorn Coral Invertebrates Coral
Drosophila simulans White 501 Fruit Fly Invertebrates Arthropod
Trichinella spiralis Trichina Worm Invertebrates Nematode
Schmidtea mediterranea Planarian Invertebrates Flatworm
Rhodnius prolixus Assassin Bug Invertebrates Arthropod
Pristionchus pacificus var. california Soil Nematode Invertebrates Nematode
Porites lobata Lobe Coral Invertebrates Coral
Drosophila yakuba Fruit Fly Invertebrates Arthropod
Isodiametra pulchra Flatworm Invertebrates Flatworm
Caenorhabditis remanei Roundworm Invertebrates Nematode
Caenorhabditis brenneri Roundworm Invertebrates Nematode
Caenorhabditis japonica Roundworm Invertebrates Nematode
Caenorhabditis elegans Roundworm Invertebrates Nematode
Caenorhabditis briggsae Roundworm Invertebrates Nematode
Biomphalaria glabrata Freshwater Snail Invertebrates Snail
Heterorhabditis bacteriophora Roundworm Invertebrates Nematode
Acropora millepora Coral Invertebrates Coral