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Litomosoides sigmodontis

BioProject PRJEB3075 | Data Source University of Edinburgh | Taxonomy ID 42156

About Litomosoides sigmodontis

The nematode Litomosoides sigmodontis is a filarial parasite of rodents. Found in cotton rats in the wild infecting the pleral cavity. It has been adapted to the laboratory mouse and is widely used as a model for human filariases. This model has become central in efforts to develop vaccines against filarial infections, test new drugs before they are progressed to clinical trials, and to investigate the basic biology of the interactions between parasitic nematodes and their mammalian hosts.

Genome assembly: nLs.2.1

The genome assembly was produced by the Blaxter laboratory at University of Edinburgh. The data represented here is version nLs.2.1 from nematodes.org.

Gene annotation

The gene predictions were made by the Blaxter laboratory at the University of Edinburgh. The version represented here is nLs.2.1.1 from nematodes.org.

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


StrainBain lab strain
Database VersionWBPS8
Genome Size64,813,410
Data SourceUniversity of Edinburgh
Annotation Version2014-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes10,246
Gene transcripts10,246

Assembly Statistics

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