MidgeBase @ JAPAN

About this database

Chironomids are non-biting midges that inhabit various environments. In particular, Polypedilum vanderplanki is capable of enduring near-complete desiccation, a phenonemon known as anhydrobiosis. We have employed genomics to understand the molecular basis of anhydrobiosis and this midgebase is the portal for our genome projects.

MidgeBase2 is the portal for our chironomid genome projects. We currently have the following services available.

  • Jbrowse : Genome browser for visualizing sequencing data
    There are two instances (Jbrowse1 and Jbrowse2) hosting the same data.
  • Pages : You can jump to
    Individual page :
    KEGG pathway :
    Or the general KEGG pathway page

Related publications

  1. Yoshida Y., Kozlova O., Shaikhutdinov N., et al. (2022) "High quality genome assembly of the anhydrobiotic midge provides insights on a single chromosome-based emergence of extreme desiccation tolerance." NAR Genomics and Bioinformatics, 4(2) lqac029. https://doi.org/10.1093/nargab/lqac029


  • Mar 1st, 2023 : Released web site!