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Table 1 A comparison of genome characteristics of the C. sonorensis genome with other selected Diptera species

From: The genome of the biting midge Culicoides sonorensis and gene expression analyses of vector competence for bluetongue virus

Parameter Culicoides sonorensis Aedes aegypti L3 Aedes aegypti L5a Anopheles gambiae AGAM P4a Drosophila melanogaster BDGP6a Belgica antarctica GCA_000775305.1
Genome size (Mb) 189 1384.1 1278.7 273.1 143.7 89.7
Number of contigs 15,810 36,205 2539 16,825 2442 22,492
Contig N50 30,774 82,500 11,758,062 85,555 19,488,218 13,551
Contig N90 5567 15.283 74,389 5600 666,663 1865
Number of scaffolds 7974 4757 2310 8 1870 4997
Scaffold N50 89,077 1,547,048 409,777,670 49,364,325 25,286,936 98,164
Scaffold N90 14,215 324,062 83,687 2684 23,513,712 18,418
Ns (%) 2.8 5.3 0.0 7.6 0.8 0.9
Maximum contig length 552,397 685,587 71,953,859 808,130 27,905,041 131,402
Repeats + low complexity regions 29.7% 73% 78% 25% 23% 4%
GC content 28.4% 38.3% 38.2% 44.3% 42.0% 38.9%
GC exons 34.3% 46.8% 46.2% 54.6% 49.1% 47.1%
Protein-coding genes 15,612 15,796 14,626 13,075 13,918 13,510
Mean protein-coding gene length 5040 bp 18,126 bp 46,920 bp 6442 bp 6960 bp 2555 bp
Mean exon length (protein coding genes) 480 bp 460 bp 494 bp 438 bp 538 bp 325 bp
Mean intron length (protein-coding genes) 632 bp 23,265 bp 10,456 bp 1008 bp 1147 bp 213 bp
Mean introns per transcript (in protein-coding genes) 6.7 5.1 7.9 5.5 6.9 5.3
Maximum splice isoforms/protein-coding gene 19 20 50 20 75 n.a.
  1. ain the case of these species, the number of scaffolds shown correspond to the chromosomal arms plus minor scaffolds that may have been mapped but not assembled