Selaginella moellendorffii (v1.0)

Selaginella moellendorffii Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Selaginella moellendorffii

Selaginella moellendorffii is a spikemoss. They belong to the subdivision of higher vascular plants called lycophytes, an ancient group of plants appeared around 410 million years ago. Selaginella moellendorffii is the first non-seeded plant genome reported, making it a key species for plant evolution studies.


The Selaginella moellendorffii genome was sequenced by JGI. The nuclear genome size is only ~100 Mb.


The genome annotation for Selaginella moellendorffii has been derived from annotation submitted to the INSDC; and enhanced by importing data from additional sources, principally UniProtKB and GOA.


  1. The Selaginella genome identifies genetic changes associated with the evolution of vascular plants.
    Banks JA, Nishiyama T, Hasebe M, Bowman JL, Gribskov M, dePamphilis C, Albert VA, Aono N, Aoyama T, Ambrose BA et al. 2011. Science. 332:960-963.

Picture credit: Emmanuel Boutet

More information

General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.



Assemblyv1.0, INSDC Assembly GCA_000143415.1, Jul 2010
Database version111.1
Golden Path Length212,645,483
Genebuild byJGI
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceJoint Genome Institute

Gene counts

Coding genes34,799
Non coding genes1,221
Small non coding genes1,212
Long non coding genes9
Gene transcripts36,112