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Hymenolepis microstoma

BioProject PRJEB124 | Data Source Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute | Taxonomy ID 85433

About Hymenolepis microstoma

The cestode Hymenolepis microstoma, or rodent tapeworm, is an intestinal dwelling parasite of mice and rats. Adult worms live in the bile duct and small intestines, and larvae metamorphose in the haemocoel of beetles. H. microstoma is prevalent in rodents worldwide causing hymenolepiasis, but rarely infects humans. It is used as a laboratory model organism.

Genome assembly: HMIC002

The H. microstoma genome was sequenced by the Parasite Genomics group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, in collaboration with Pete Olson (Natural History Museum, London). The initial version of the genome was described in Tsai et al (2013). The assembly version presented here since ParaSite release 5 (January 2016) is the November 2015 snapshot from GeneDB, and corresponds to INSDC assembly HMIC002.

Gene annotation

The gene predictions were made by the Parasite Genomics group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. The initial version of the annotation was described in Tsai et al (2013). The version represented here since ParaSite release 5 (January 2016) is the November 2015 snapshot from GeneDB.

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

  • Tsai IJ, Zarowiecki M, Holroyd N, Garciarrubio A, Sanchez-Flores A, Brooks KL, Tracey A, Bobes RJ, Fragoso G, Sciutto E, Aslett M, Beasley H, Bennett HM, Cai J, Camicia F, Clark R, Cucher M, De Silva N, Day TA, Deplazes P, Estrada K, Fernández C, Holland PW, Hou J, Hu S, Huckvale T, Hung SS, Kamenetzky L, Keane JA, Kiss F, Koziol U, Lambert O, Liu K, Luo X, Luo Y, Macchiaroli N, Nichol S, Paps J, Parkinson J, Pouchkina-Stantcheva N, Riddiford N, Rosenzvit M, Salinas G, Wasmuth JD, Zamanian M, Zheng Y, Taenia solium Genome Consortium, Cai X, Soberón X, Olson PD, Laclette JP, Brehm K, Berriman M. The genomes of four tapeworm species reveal adaptations to parasitism. Nature, 2013;496(7443):57-63


AssemblyHMIC002, GCA_000469805.2
Database VersionWBPS8
Genome Size182,136,974
Data SourceWellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Annotation Version2015-12-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes12,368
Gene transcripts12,373

Assembly Statistics

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