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Echinococcus granulosus

BioProject PRJNA182977 | Data Source Chinese National Human Genome Center | 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: PRJEB121

Genome Assembly & Annotation

Assembly

The genome of E. granulosus was sequenced using Roche 454 technology and assembled with Newbler. This genome was produced by the Key Laboratory of Health and Disease Genomics, in the Chinese National Human Genome Center, as described in Zheng and al (2013).

Annotation

The gene predictions were made by the Key Laboratory of Health and Disease Genomics, in the Chinese National Human Genome Center, as described in Zheng and al (2013)

Key Publications

  • Zheng H, Zhang W, Zhang L, Zhang Z, Li J, Lu G, Zhu Y, Wang Y, Huang Y, Liu J, Kang H, Chen J, Wang L, Chen A, Yu S, Gao Z, Jin L, Gu W, Wang Z, Zhao L, Shi B, Wen H, Lin R, Jones MK, Brejova B, Vinar T, Zhao G, McManus DP, Chen Z, Zhou Y, Wang S. The genome of the hydatid tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus. Nat Genet, 2013;45(10):1168-1175

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyASM52419v1, GCA_000524195.1
StrainG1
Database VersionWBPS9
Genome Size110,837,706
Data SourceChinese National Human Genome Center
Annotation Version2016-04-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes11,319
Gene transcripts11,319

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