About Trichuris suis
The nematode Trichuris suis, or whipworm, is a parasite of pigs that is found worldwide, but is most prevalent in warm, humid climates. Critical infestations of T. suis may cause acute morbidity and mortality in young female pigs. T. suis has been shown in trials to colonize humans briefly without triggering infections.
Genome Assembly & Annotation
The genome of a male T. suis isolate (strain DCEP-RM93M) was sequenced by the Gasser laboratory at the University of Melbourne, as described by Jex et al (2014). The assembly version represented here was submitted directly to WormBase in early 2014.
The gene predictions were made by the Gasser laboratory at the University of Melbourne, as described by Jex et al (2014). The gene set represented here is that submitted directly to WormBase in early 2014.
- Jex AR, Nejsum P, Schwarz EM, Hu L, Young ND, Hall RS, Korhonen PK, Liao S, Thamsborg S, Xia J, Xu P, Wang S, Scheerlinck JP, Hofmann A, Sternberg PW, Wang J, Gasser RB. Genome and transcriptome of the porcine whipworm Trichuris suis. Nat Genet, 2014;46(7):701-706
|Data Source||University of Melbourne|
This widget has been derived from the assembly-stats code developed by the Lepbase project at the University of Edinburgh