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Angiostrongylus costaricensis

BioProject PRJEB494 | Data Source Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute | Taxonomy ID 334426

About Angiostrongylus costaricensis

The nematode Angiostrongylus costaricensis is the causal agent of abdominal, or intestinal, angiostrongyliasis. Humans are incidental hosts that become infected through ingestion of raw or undercooked infected rats (definitive host) snails, slugs, crabs, freshwater shrimps, or vegetables contaminated by slime from or parts of infected snails and slugs.

Genome assembly: A_costaricensis_Costa_Rica_v1_5_4

The draft genome assembly was produced by the Parasite Genomic group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, in collaboration with Antonio Osuna (Universidad de Granada), using Illumina paired-end sequencing followed by an in-house genome assembly pipeline comprising various steps, including contig assembly, scaffolding, gap-filling and error-correction (Helminth Genomes Consortium, unpublished).

Gene annotation

The gene predictions were made by the Parasite Genomics group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and WormBase, as part of the 50 Helminth Genomes Initiative (Helminth Genomes Consortium, unpublished). An in-house pipeline was developed that used MAKER to generate high-quality annotations by integrating evidence from multiple sources: ab initio gene predictions from AUGUSTUS, GeneMark-ES, and SNAP; projected annotation from C. elegans (using GenBlastG) and the taxonomically nearest reference helminth genome (using RATT); and ESTs, mRNAs and proteins from related organisms aligned to the genome using BLAST, with refinement of alignments using Exonerate.

What can I find? Protein-coding and non-coding genes, splice variants, cDNA and protein sequences, non-coding RNAs.

Comparative genomics

What can I find? Orthologues, paralogues, and gene trees across multiple species.

More information and statistics

Statistics

AssemblyA_costaricensis_Costa_Rica_v1_5_4, GCA_000951015.1
StrainCosta Rica
Database VersionWBPS8
Genome Size262,782,696
Data SourceWellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Annotation Version2014-06-50HGPpatch

Gene counts

Coding genes13,417
Gene transcripts13,417

Assembly Statistics

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