The genome sequence of the Black Spongefly, Sisyra nigra (Retzius, 1783)

Wellcome Open Res. 2023 Nov 9:8:511. doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.20295.1. eCollection 2023.


We present a genome assembly from an individual female Sisyra nigra (the Black Spongefly; Arthropoda; Insecta; Neuroptera; Sisyridae). The genome sequence is 372.6 megabases in span. Most of the assembly is scaffolded into 7 chromosomal pseudomolecules, including the X sex chromosome. The mitochondrial genome has also been assembled and is 16.34 kilobases in length.

Keywords: Neuroptera; Sisyra nigra; chromosomal; genome sequence; spongefly.

Grants and funding

This work was supported by Wellcome through core funding to the Wellcome Sanger Institute (206194) and the Darwin Tree of Life Discretionary Award (218328).