About Clonorchis sinensis
The trematode Clonorchis sinensis, or Chinese liver fluke, is a parasitic human liver fluke. The parasite lives in the liver of humans, is believed to be the third most prevalent worm parasite in the world, and is endemic to Japan, China, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. Recent studies have proved that it is capable of causing cancer of liver and bile duct, and in fact the International Agency for Research on Cancer has classed it as a group 1 biological carcinogen in 2009.
Genome Assembly & Annotation
The C. sinensis genome was sequenced by the Department of Parasitology at Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University, as described by Huang et al (2013).
The gene predictions were made by the Department of Parasitology at Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University, as described by Huang et al (2013).
- Huang Y, Chen W, Wang X, Liu H, Chen Y, Guo L, Luo F, Sun J, Mao Q, Liang P, Xie Z, Zhou C, Tian Y, Lv X, Huang L, Zhou J, Hu Y, Li R, Zhang F, Lei H, Li W, Hu X, Liang C, Xu J, Li X, Yu X. The carcinogenic liver fluke, Clonorchis sinensis: new assembly, reannotation and analysis of the genome and characterization of tissue transcriptomes. PLoS One, 2013;8(1):e54732
|Data Source||Sun Yat-sen University|
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