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Schistosoma curassoni

BioProject PRJEB519 | Data Source Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute | Taxonomy ID 6186

About Schistosoma curassoni

The trematode Schistosoma curassoni is a parasite of sheep, cattle and goats in parts of West Africa.

Genome Assembly & Annotation

Assembly

The draft genome assembly was produced by the Parasite Genomic group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, in collaboration with Aidan Emery and David Rollinson (Natural History Museum, London), using Illumina paired-end sequencing followed by an in-house genome assembly pipeline comprising various steps, including contig assembly, scaffolding, gap-filling and error-correction (Helminth Genomes Consortium, unpublished).

Annotation

The gene predictions were made by the Parasite Genomics group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and WormBase, as part of the 50 Helminth Genomes Initiative (Helminth Genomes Consortium, unpublished). An in-house pipeline was developed that used MAKER to generate high-quality annotations by integrating evidence from multiple sources: ab initio gene predictions from AUGUSTUS, GeneMark-ES, and SNAP; projected annotation from C. elegans (using GenBlastG) and the taxonomically nearest reference helminth genome (using RATT); and ESTs, mRNAs and proteins from related organisms aligned to the genome using BLAST, with refinement of alignments using Exonerate.

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyS_curassoni_Dakar_v1_0_4, GCA_000951415.1
StrainSenegal/Dakar
Database VersionWBPS9
Genome Size344,202,215
Data SourceWellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Annotation Version2014-06-50HGPpatch

Gene counts

Coding genes23,546
Gene transcripts23,546

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