Dirofilaria immitis

BioProject PRJEB1797 | Data Source University of Edinburgh | Taxonomy ID 6287

About Dirofilaria immitis

The nematode Dirofilaria immitis, or dog heartworm, is an important parasite of dogs and cats that is often fatal if left untreated. Transmitted by mosquitoes in warmer climatic zones, it is spreading across southern Europe and the Americas at an alarming pace.

Genome Assembly & Annotation


The D. immitis genome was sequenced by the Blaxter laboratory at University of Edinburgh. The data represented here is version nDi.2.2 from nematodes.org.


The gene predictions were made by the Blaxter laboratory at the University of Edinburgh. The version represented here is nDi.2.2.2 from nematodes.org.

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

Database VersionWBPS15
Genome Size88,309,529
Data SourceUniversity of Edinburgh
Annotation Version2014-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes12,857
Gene transcripts12,857

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