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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

Genome assembly: Fhep_Liv_v1

The genome assembly was produced by the Centre for Genomic Research at the University of Liverpool, as described by Cwiklinski et al (2015).

Gene annotation

The gene predictions were made by the Centre for Genomic Research at the University of Liverpool, as described by Cwiklinski et al (2015).

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

Key Publications

Statistics

AssemblyFhep_Liv_v1, GCA_000947175.1, Jul 2014
Database VersionWBPS8
Genome Size1,275,107,963
Data SourceCGR, University of Liverpool
Annotation Version2015-01-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes22,676
Gene transcripts33,454

Assembly Statistics

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