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Strongyloides papillosus

BioProject PRJEB525 | Data Source Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute | Taxonomy ID 174720

About Strongyloides papillosus

The nematode Strongyloides papillosus, or threadworm, is a minute gastro-intestinal parasite found in cows, pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits, and rats.

Genome Assembly & Annotation

Assembly

The draft genome assembly was produced by the Parasite Genomic group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, in collaboration with Adrian Streit (Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology), 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, followed by some bespoke manual improvement, including the use of genetic markers described by Nemetschke et al, 2010 (WTSI Strongyloididae Nematode Genomes Project, Hunt et al. (2016)).

Annotation

The gene predictions were made by the Parasite Genomics group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute as part of the Strongyloididae Nematode Genomes Project, Hunt et al. (2016). An in-house automatic pipeline (based around AUGUSTUS plus MAKER) was used to generate first-pass gene models, and this was followed by a round of targeted manual curation of selected gene families.

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyS_papillosus_LIN_v2_1_4, GCA_000936265.1
StrainLIN
Database VersionWBPS9
Genome Size60,448,214
Data SourceWellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Annotation Version2015-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes18,456
Gene transcripts18,456

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