About Trichuris muris
The nematode Trichuris muris, or murine whipworm, is a gastrointestinal parasite of mice which resides in the caecum and colon and has a direct oral faecal life cycle. It is a remarkably tractable model system for dissecting immune responses and host parasite relationships and is actively being investigated in a number of laboratories worldwide.
Genome Assembly & Annotation
The T. muris reference genome has been sequenced by the Parasite Genomics group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, in collaboration with Richard Grencis (University of Manchester), as described by Foth et al (2014). The assembly represented here corresponds to INSDC assembly TMUE2.2.
The gene predictions were made by the Parasite Genomics group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, as described by Foth et al (2014).
- Foth BJ, Tsai IJ, Reid AJ, Bancroft AJ, Nichol S, Tracey A, Holroyd N, Cotton JA, Stanley EJ, Zarowiecki M, Liu JZ, Huckvale T, Cooper PJ, Grencis RK, Berriman M. Whipworm genome and dual-species transcriptome analyses provide molecular insights into an intimate host-parasite interaction. Nat Genet, 2014;46(7):693-700
|Data Source||Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute|
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