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Schistosoma haematobium

BioProject PRJNA78265 | Data Source University of Melbourne | Taxonomy ID 6185

About Schistosoma haematobium

The trematode Schistosoma haematobium is one of the three major infectious agents responsible for the chronic debilitating disease schistosomiasis found throughout Africa and the Middle East and southern Europe. The intermediate hosts for the parasite are snails from the genus Bulinus and Physopsis and the definitive host is a human. This parasite invades the urinary system and bladder damage can lead to death.

Genome Assembly & Annotation

Assembly

The S. haematobium genome has been sequenced by the Gasser group at the University of Melbourne, as described by Young et al (2012). The assembly version here is v3.0, obtained directly from the project web-site. This version has not been submitted to the INSDC.

Annotation

The gene predictions were made by the Gasser group at the University of Melbourne, as described by Young et al (2012). The gene set version represented here is v3.0, obtained directly from the project web-site.

Key Publications

  • Young ND, Jex AR, Li B, Liu S, Yang L, Xiong Z, Li Y, Cantacessi C, Hall RS, Xu X, Chen F, Wu X, Zerlotini A, Oliveira G, Hofmann A, Zhang G, Fang X, Kang Y, Campbell BE, Loukas A, Ranganathan S, Rollinson D, Rinaldi G, Brindley PJ, Yang H, Wang J, Wang J, Gasser RB. Whole-genome sequence of Schistosoma haematobium. Nat Genet, 2012;44(2):221-225

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyS.haematobium.v3.0
Database VersionWBPS9
Genome Size385,110,549
Data SourceUniversity of Melbourne
Annotation Version2014-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes13,073
Gene transcripts13,073

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