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Haemonchus contortus

BioProject PRJEB506 | Data Source Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute | Taxonomy ID 6289

About Haemonchus contortus

The nematode Haemonchus contortus, or red stomach worm, wire worm or Barber's pole worm, is an animal endoparasite infecting wild and domesticated ruminants (including sheep and goats) worldwide. It is a very common parasite and one the most pathogenic nematodes of ruminants. Adult worms are attached to abomasal mucosa and feed on the blood. H. contortus is a close relative of the human hookworm species which makes it an important model of parasitic nematode biology that is commonly used for experimental studies.

There is 1 alternative genome project for Haemonchus contortus available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJNA205202

Genome assembly: Haemonchus_contortus_MHco3-2.0

The H. contortus reference genome was sequenced by the Parasite Genomics group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, in collaboration with John Gilleard (University of Calgary), as described by Cotton et al (2013). The assembly version shown here is that submitted directly to WormBase in summer 2013.

Gene annotation

The gene predictions were made by the Parasite Genomics group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, as described in Cotton et al (2013). The version represented here is that submitted directly to WormBase in summer 2013.

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

AssemblyHaemonchus_contortus_MHco3-2.0, GCA_000469685.1
StrainMHco3
Database VersionWBPS8
Genome Size369,846,877
Data SourceWellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Annotation Version2014-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes21,869
Non coding genes1,620
Small non coding genes1,620
Gene transcripts26,367

Assembly Statistics

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