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Schistosoma rodhaini

BioProject PRJEB526 | Data Source Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute | Taxonomy ID 6188

About Schistosoma rodhaini

The trematode Schistosoma rodhaini is a parasite of wild rodents in Kenya and South Africa that uses Biomphalaria snails as an intermediate host.

Genome assembly: S_rodhaini_Burundi_v1_0_4

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various steps, including contig assembly, scaffolding, gap-filling and error-correction (Helminth Genomes Consortium, unpublished).

Gene 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Trust Sanger Institute and WormBase, as part of the 50 Helminth Genomes Initiative (Helminth Genomes Consortium, unpublished).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.

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

Statistics

AssemblyS_rodhaini_Burundi_v1_0_4, GCA_000951475.1
StrainRepublic of Burundi
Database VersionWBPS8
Genome Size343,294,136
Data SourceWellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Annotation Version2014-06-50HGPpatch

Gene counts

Coding genes24,089
Gene transcripts24,089

Assembly Statistics

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