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Fasciola hepatica

BioProject PRJEB6687 | Data Source CGR, University of Liverpool | Taxonomy ID 6192

About Fasciola hepatica

The trematode Fasciola hepatica, or sheep liver fluke or common liver fluke, is a parasite that infects humans, cows and sheep. It causes a disease called fascioliasis, infection arises from ingestion of metacercariae on water plants such as watercress. In the UK, Fasciola is generally common in farmed livestock which graze upon wetland pastures where the parasites intermediate snail host thrives.

There is 1 alternative genome project for Fasciola hepatica available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJNA179522

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyFhep_Liv_v1, GCA_000947175.1, Jul 2014
Database VersionWBPS9
Genome Size1,275,107,963
Data SourceCGR, University of Liverpool
Annotation Version2015-01-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes22,676
Gene transcripts33,454

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