About Ascaris suum
The nematode Ascaris suum is the large roundworm parasite of pigs and the causative agent of ascariasis. It is closely related to A. lumbricoides, the human large roundworm parasite, one of the most common human parasitic infections in the world. Cross infections of A. suum to humans and A. lumbricoides to pigs has been reported.
There is 1 alternative genome project for Ascaris suum available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJNA80881
Genome assembly: ASU_2.0
The A. suum genome has been sequenced by the Davis laboratory at the University of Colorado in collaboration with the Mitreva laboratory at the Genome Institute of Washington University, as described by Wang et al (2012). The assembly represented here is the germ-line genome version nAs2.0, obtained from nematodes.org. It is similar but not identical to the INSDC assembly GCA_000187025.2 (contigs were clipped and filtered during the GenBank submission process).
What can I find? Protein-coding and non-coding genes, splice variants, cDNA and protein sequences, non-coding RNAs.
What can I find? Orthologues, paralogues, and gene trees across multiple species.
- Wang J, Mitreva M, Berriman M, Thorne A, Magrini V, Koutsovoulos G, Kumar S, Blaxter ML, Davis RE. Silencing of germline-expressed genes by DNA elimination in somatic cells. Dev Cell, 2012;23(5):1072-1080
|Strain||A. suum US isolate|
|Data Source||University of Colorado School of Medicine|