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
What can I find? Protein-coding and non-coding genes, splice variants, cDNA and protein sequences, non-coding RNAs.
What can I find? Orthologues, paralogues, and gene trees across multiple species.
- Cwiklinski K, Dalton JP, Dufresne PJ, La Course J, Williams DJ, Hodgkinson J, Paterson S. The Fasciola hepatica genome: gene duplication and polymorphism reveals adaptation to the host environment and the capacity for rapid evolution. Genome Biol, 2015;16(1):71
|Assembly||Fhep_Liv_v1, GCA_000947175.1, Jul 2014|
|Data Source||CGR, University of Liverpool|