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Echinostoma caproni

BioProject PRJEB1207 | Data Source Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute | Taxonomy ID 27848

About Echinostoma caproni

The trematode Echinostoma caproni, is a parasitic intestinal fluke that is widely used as a laboratory model. Members of the genus Echinostoma are cosmopolitan, however human infections mainly occurs in South East Asia and the Far East, in countries including China, Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and India. Humans can become infected with Echinostoma by eating infected raw or undercooked food, particularly fish, molluscs, crustaceans and amphibians and symptoms can include abdominal pain, diarrhoea, tiredness and weight loss.

Genome assembly: E_caproni_Egypt_v1_5_4

The draft genome assembly was produced by the Parasite Genomic group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, in collaboration with Rafael Toledo (Universidad de Valencia), using Illumina paired-end sequencing followed by an in-house genome assembly pipeline comprising various steps, including contig assembly, scaffolding, gap-filling and error-correction (Helminth Genomes Consortium, unpublished).

Gene annotation

The gene predictions were made by the Parasite Genomics group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and WormBase, as part of the 50 Helminth Genomes Initiative (Helminth Genomes Consortium, unpublished). An in-house pipeline was developed that used MAKER to generate high-quality annotations by integrating evidence from multiple sources: ab initio gene predictions from AUGUSTUS, GeneMark-ES, and SNAP; projected annotation from C. elegans (using GenBlastG) and the taxonomically nearest reference helminth genome (using RATT); and ESTs, mRNAs and proteins from related organisms aligned to the genome using BLAST, with refinement of alignments using Exonerate.

What can I find? Protein-coding and non-coding genes, splice variants, cDNA and protein sequences, non-coding RNAs.

Comparative genomics

What can I find? Orthologues, paralogues, and gene trees across multiple species.

More information and statistics

Statistics

AssemblyE_caproni_Egypt_v1_5_4, GCA_000950555.1
StrainEgypt
Database VersionWBPS8
Genome Size834,556,378
Data SourceWellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Annotation Version2014-06-50HGPpatch

Gene counts

Coding genes18,607
Gene transcripts18,607

Assembly Statistics

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