About Schistosoma japonicum
The trematode Schistosoma japonicum, or Asian blood fluke, is a parasite of significant public health importance in China, Taiwan, the Philippines and Southeast Asia. S. japonicum is one of the three major infectious agents responsible for the chronic debilitating disease schistosomiasis. The intermediate host for the parasite is snail and the definitive host a wide range of at least 31 species of wild mammals, therefore it can be considered a true zoonosis. Burdens of morbidity are high and schistosomiasis may contribute to several hundred thousand human deaths annually.
Genome Assembly & Annotation
The S. japonicum genome was sequenced by a consortium led by the Chinese National Human Genome Center in Shanghai, and published in 2009. The assembly version represented here is the December 2013 snapshot, and corresponds with INSDC assembly ASM15177v1 .
The original gene predictions were made by the Chinese National Human Genome Center, and published in 2009. The gene models have subsequently been improved, and the version represented here is the December 2013 snapshot from GeneDB.
- Schistosoma japonicum Genome Sequencing and Functional Analysis Consortium. The Schistosoma japonicum genome reveals features of host-parasite interplay. Nature, 2009;460(7253):345-351
|Data Source||Chinese National Human Genome Center|
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