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Necator americanus

BioProject PRJNA72135 | Data Source Genome Institute at Washington University | Taxonomy ID 51031

About Necator americanus

The nematode Necator americanus, or human hookworm, lives in the intestines and is particularly harmful to children, causing chronic anemia, stunting growth and impairing intellectual development. N. americanus is the most prevalent species of human parasite and therefore most important from a public health standpoint.

Genome assembly: N_americanus_v1

The N. americanus genome was sequenced by the Mitreva laboratory at the Genome Institute of Washington University, as described by Tang et al (2014).

Gene annotation

The gene predictions were made by the Mitreva laboratory at the Genome Institute of Washington University, as described by Tang et al (2014). The version represented here is consistent with the INSDC records.

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

  • Tang YT, Gao X, Rosa BA, Abubucker S, Hallsworth-Pepin K, Martin J, Tyagi R, Heizer E, Zhang X, Bhonagiri-Palsikar V, Minx P, Warren WC, Wang Q, Zhan B, Hotez PJ, Sternberg PW, Dougall A, Gaze ST, Mulvenna J, Sotillo J, Ranganathan S, Rabelo EM, Wilson RK, Felgner PL, Bethony J, Hawdon JM, Gasser RB, Loukas A, Mitreva M. Genome of the human hookworm Necator americanus. Nat Genet, 2014;46(3):261-269


AssemblyN_americanus_v1, GCA_000507365.1
StrainN. amaericanus Hunan isolate
Database VersionWBPS8
Genome Size244,075,060
Data SourceGenome Institute at Washington University
Annotation Version2014-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes19,153
Gene transcripts19,153

Assembly Statistics

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