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Ascaris suum

BioProject PRJNA80881 | Data Source University of Melbourne | Taxonomy ID 6253

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: PRJNA62057

Genome Assembly & Annotation

Assembly

The A. suum genome was sequenced by the Gasser laboratory at the University of Melbourne, as described by Jex et al (2011). The version of the genome represented here is that submitted directly to WormBase in 2011, which is similar to, but not exactly the same as, NCBI assembly GCA_000298755.1.

Annotation

The gene predictions were made by the Gasser laboratory at the University of Melbourne, as described by Jex et al (2011). The gene set represented here is that submitted directly to WormBase in 2011.

Key Publications

  • Jex AR, Liu S, Li B, Young ND, Hall RS, Li Y, Yang L, Zeng N, Xu X, Xiong Z, Chen F, Wu X, Zhang G, Fang X, Kang Y, Anderson GA, Harris TW, Campbell BE, Vlaminck J, Wang T, Cantacessi C, Schwarz EM, Ranganathan S, Geldhof P, Nejsum P, Sternberg PW, Yang H, Wang J, Wang J, Gasser RB. Ascaris suum draft genome. Nature, 2011;479(7374):529-533

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyAscSuum_1.0_submitted
StrainA. suum Australian isolate
Database VersionWBPS9
Genome Size272,782,664
Data SourceUniversity of Melbourne
Annotation Version2014-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes18,542
Gene transcripts18,542

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