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Wuchereria bancrofti

BioProject PRJNA275548 | Data Source Case Western Reserve University | Taxonomy ID 6293

About Wuchereria bancrofti

The nematode Wuchereria bancrofti is a human parasite that is the major cause of lymphatic filariasis. It is the most prevalent human infective filarial worm, affecting over 120 million people, primarily in Central Africa and the Nile delta, South and Central America, and the tropical regions of Asia. If the infection is left untreated, it can develop into elephantiasis.

There is 1 alternative genome project for Wuchereria bancrofti available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJEB536

Genome assembly: Wb_PNG_Genome_assembly_pt22

The W. bancrofti genome has been sequenced by the Zimmerman laboratory at Case Western Reserve University as described in Small et al 2016.

Gene annotation

The gene predictions were made by the Zimmerman laboratory at Case Western Reserve University as described in Small et al 2016.

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

AssemblyWb_PNG_Genome_assembly_pt22, GCA_001555675.1
Strainpt0022
Database VersionWBPS8
Genome Size90,325,107
Data SourceCase Western Reserve University
Annotation Version2016-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes11,068
Gene transcripts11,068

Assembly Statistics

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