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 & Annotation
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.
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.
- Laing R, Kikuchi T, Martinelli A, Tsai IJ, Beech RN, Redman E, Holroyd N, Bartley DJ, Beasley H, Britton C, Curran D, Devaney E, Gilabert A, Hunt M, Jackson F, Johnston SL, Kryukov I, Li K, Morrison AA, Reid AJ, Sargison N, Saunders GI, Wasmuth JD, Wolstenholme A, Berriman M, Gilleard JS, Cotton JA. The genome and transcriptome of Haemonchus contortus, a key model parasite for drug and vaccine discovery. Genome Biol, 2013;14(8):R88
|Data Source||Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute|
|Non coding genes||1,620|
|Small non coding genes||1,620|
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