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Fasciola hepatica

BioProject PRJNA179522 | Data Source Genome Institute at Washington University | 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: PRJEB6687

Genome Assembly & Annotation

Assembly

The genome assembly was produced by the Mitreva laboratory at the Genome Institute of Washington University, and submitted in late 2013 as part of the 50 Helminth Genomes Initiative (Helminth Genomes Consortium, unpublished).

Annotation

The gene predictions were made by the Mitreva laboratory at the Genome Institute of Washington University, and submitted in late 2013 as part of the 50 Helminth Genomes project (Helminth Genomes Consortium, unpublished).

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyF_hepatica_1.0.allpaths.pg
Database VersionWBPS9
Genome Size1,139,208,645
Data SourceGenome Institute at Washington University
Annotation Version2014-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes15,739
Gene transcripts15,739

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