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Schistosoma japonicum

BioProject PRJEA34885 | Data Source Chinese National Human Genome Center | Taxonomy ID 6182

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: ASM15177v1

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 .

Gene annotation

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.

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


AssemblyASM15177v1, GCA_000151775.1
Database VersionWBPS8
Genome Size402,743,189
Data SourceChinese National Human Genome Center
Annotation Version2014-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes12,738
Gene transcripts12,738

Assembly Statistics

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