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Trichuris muris

BioProject PRJEB126 | Data Source Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute | Taxonomy ID 70415

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: TMUE2.2

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.

Gene annotation

The gene predictions were made by the Parasite Genomics group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, as described by Foth et al (2014).

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

Key Publications

Statistics

AssemblyTMUE2.2, GCA_000612645.1
StrainScotland/Edinburgh
Database VersionWBPS8
Genome Size84,405,302
Data SourceWellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Annotation Version2014-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes11,004
Gene transcripts11,004

Assembly Statistics

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