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Schistosoma mattheei

BioProject PRJEB523 | Data Source Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute | Taxonomy ID 31246

About Schistosoma mattheei

The trematode Schistosoma mattheei is a parasite of bovids in South Africa using the snail Bulinus globosus as an intermediate host. Humans and other wildlife species that live in close proximity can also be infected.

Genome Assembly & Annotation


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various steps, including contig assembly, scaffolding, gap-filling and error-correction (Helminth Genomes Consortium, unpublished).


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Trust Sanger Institute and WormBase, as part of the 50 Helminth Genomes Initiative (Helminth Genomes Consortium, unpublished).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_mattheei_Denwood_v1_0_4, GCA_000951455.1
Database VersionWBPS9
Genome Size340,818,150
Data SourceWellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Annotation Version2014-06-50HGPpatch

Gene counts

Coding genes22,997
Gene transcripts22,997

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