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Trichinella spiralis

BioProject PRJNA12603 | Data Source Genome Institute at Washington University | Taxonomy ID 6334

About Trichinella spiralis

The nematode Trichinella spiralis is a roundworm with an unsegmented body that is a parasite of swine. Trichinosis is a disease of swine that can pass to humans by the eating of undercooked pork, digestive juices from the stomach dissolve the capsule-like cyst and release the parasites. The larvae then penetrate into the intestine where they mature and mate.

There is 1 alternative genome project for Trichinella spiralis available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJNA257433

Genome assembly: Trichinella_spiralis-3.7.1

The T. spiralis genome assembly was produced by the Mitreva group at the Genome Institute of Washington University, as described by Mitreva et al (2011).

Gene annotation

The gene predictions were made by Mitreva group at the Genome Institute of Washington University, as described by Mitreva et al (2011). The version represented here is consistent with the INSDC records.

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


Image source: Dickson Despommier (trichinella.org)

Key Publications

  • Mitreva M, Jasmer DP, Zarlenga DS, Wang Z, Abubucker S, Martin J, Taylor CM, Yin Y, Fulton L, Minx P, Yang SP, Warren WC, Fulton RS, Bhonagiri V, Zhang X, Hallsworth-Pepin K, Clifton SW, McCarter JP, Appleton J, Mardis ER, Wilson RK. The draft genome of the parasitic nematode Trichinella spiralis. Nat Genet, 2011;43(3):228-235


AssemblyTrichinella_spiralis-3.7.1, GCA_000181795.2
StrainISS 195
Database VersionWBPS8
Genome Size63,525,422
Data SourceGenome Institute at Washington University
Annotation Version2014-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes16,380
Gene transcripts16,380

Assembly Statistics

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