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Table 1 Comparison of the Globodera pallida genome with selected other published nematode genomes

From: The genome and life-stage specific transcriptomes of Globodera pallidaelucidate key aspects of plant parasitism by a cyst nematode

  Clade IV Clade V Clade III
  Globodera pallida Bursaphelenchus xylophilus Meloidogyne hapla Meloidogyne incognita C. elegans Brugia malayi
Estimated genome size (Mb) 100 63–75 54 47–51 100 90–95
Haploid chromosome number 9 6 16 Varies 6 6
Assembly length (Mb) 124.7 74.6 53 86 100 95.8
Scaffolds ( n ) 6,873 1,231 1,523 2,817 7 8,180
Scaffold N50 (kb) 122 1,158 84 83 17,493 94
Longest scaffold (kb) 600 3,612 360 593 20,924 6,534
GC content 36.7 40.4 27.4 31.4 35.4 30.5
Gene models ( n ) 16,419 18,074 14,420 19,212 20,056 18,348
Mean protein length (aa) 361 345 310 354 440 312
CEGMA completeness 81/85 97/98 95/96 73/77 100/100 95/96
(% complete/partial)       
  1. See Additional file 1: Table S2 for a more complete and broader comparison.