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Schistosoma margrebowiei

BioProject PRJEB522 | Data Source Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute | Taxonomy ID 48269

About Schistosoma margrebowiei

The trematode Schistosoma margrebowiei is a parasite in Africa that has reticulatus group snails as intermediate hosts and a wide range of definitive hosts.

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various steps, including contig assembly, scaffolding, gap-filling and error-correction (Helminth Genomes Consortium, unpublished).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Trust Sanger Institute and WormBase, as part of the 50 Helminth Genomes Initiative (Helminth Genomes Consortium, unpublished).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_margrebowiei_Zambia_v1_5_4, GCA_000951435.1
StrainZambia
Database VersionWBPS9
Genome Size367,396,528
Data SourceWellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Annotation Version2014-06-50HGPpatch

Gene counts

Coding genes26,189
Gene transcripts26,189

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