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  • Version: WBPS8 (December 2016)
  • WormBase Version: WS256
  • 131 genomes, representing 112 species


Announcing WormBase ParaSite release 8

posted 1 month ago

We are pleased to announce the eighth release of WormBase ParaSite. We now have a total of 131 genomes representing 112 species. New species in this release are Globodera rostochiensis (PRJEB13504) and Gyrodactylus salaris (PRJNA244375). A new higher-quality assembly is also available for Heligmosomoides polygyrus (PRJEB15396). Our assembly quality widgets has been updated with new [read more]


Featured Paper:Genomes of Fasciola hepatica

posted 1 day ago

We would like to point you to Genomes of Fasciola hepatica from the Americas Reveal Colonization with Neorickettsia Endobacteria Related to the Agents of Potomac Horse and Human Sennetsu Fevers. by McNutty SN, et al. published in PLOS Genetics. It not only describes the genome of Fasciola hepatica, as can be seen on WormBase ParaSite, [read more]

Featured Paper: trehalose-6-phosphate phosphatase evolution in parasitic nematodes

posted 8 days ago

We would like to draw your attention to the paper Probing function and structure of trehalose-6-phosphate phosphatases from pathogenic organisms suggests distinct molecular groupings. by Megan Cross, et al.

Molecular Helminthology Meeting in Cape Cod (19th-22nd March 2017)

posted 8 days ago

Join WormBase ParaSite at the “Molecular Helminthology: An Integrated Approach” conference, which will be held from 19th to 22nd March 2017 in Cape Cod, MA, USA.

Featured Paper: The genome of Onchocerca volvulus, agent of river blindness

posted 29 days ago

The publication “The genome of Onchocerca volvulus, agent of river blindness” by James A Cotton, et. al describes in detail the O. volvulus genome available at WormBase and ParaSite. It includes a section on gene family evolution of O. volvulus and relatives showing the phylogeny of 9 selected nematodes covering 3 clades. In addition it describes potential [read more]