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Stevens et al. (2022) report reference genomes for two new C. briggsae strains

Stevens et al. (2022). Chromosome-Level Reference Genomes for Two Strains of Caenorhabditis briggsae: An Improved Platform for Comparative Genomics. Genome Biology and Evolution.


This paper reports chromosome-level sequences for two C. briggsae strains QX1410 (closely-related AF16) and VX34 (a highly divergent strain isolated in China). Recombinant inbred lines were also isolated to create a recombination map and chromosomal domains. RNA sequencing data were generated to annotate genes. The new genomes improve resources for C. briggsae and promise to accelerate comparative genomic and evolutionary studies involving nematodes.