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Echinococcus granulosus

BioProject PRJEB121 | Data Source Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute | Taxonomy ID 6210

About Echinococcus granulosus

The cestode Echinococcus granulosus is a member of the Cyclophyllidea, which comprise the majority of tapeworms that are of medical importance. Adult E. granulosus parasitise the small intestines of dogs and other canids. Larval stages cause the serious and life-threatening human diseases cystic echinococcosis. E. granulosus has a worldwide distribution.

There is 1 alternative genome project for Echinococcus granulosus available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJNA182977

Genome Assembly & Annotation

Assembly

The E. granulosus genome was sequenced by the Parasite Genomics group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in collaboration with Cecilia Fernandez (Universidad de la Rep├║blica, Uruguay). The version of the genome genome represented here was described by Tsai et al (2013), and corresponds to NCBI assembly EGRAN001.

Annotation

The original gene predictions were made by the Parasite Genomics group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute as described by Tsai et al (2013). The gene models have since been subject to iterative improvement, and the version represented here is the March 2013 snapshot.

Key Publications

  • Tsai IJ, Zarowiecki M, Holroyd N, Garciarrubio A, Sanchez-Flores A, Brooks KL, Tracey A, Bobes RJ, Fragoso G, Sciutto E, Aslett M, Beasley H, Bennett HM, Cai J, Camicia F, Clark R, Cucher M, De Silva N, Day TA, Deplazes P, Estrada K, Fernández C, Holland PW, Hou J, Hu S, Huckvale T, Hung SS, Kamenetzky L, Keane JA, Kiss F, Koziol U, Lambert O, Liu K, Luo X, Luo Y, Macchiaroli N, Nichol S, Paps J, Parkinson J, Pouchkina-Stantcheva N, Riddiford N, Rosenzvit M, Salinas G, Wasmuth JD, Zamanian M, Zheng Y, Taenia solium Genome Consortium, Cai X, Soberón X, Olson PD, Laclette JP, Brehm K, Berriman M. The genomes of four tapeworm species reveal adaptations to parasitism. Nature, 2013;496(7443):57-63

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyEGRAN001, GCA_000469785.1
StrainG1
Database VersionWBPS9
Genome Size114,538,160
Data SourceWellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Annotation Version2014-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes10,245
Gene transcripts10,273

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