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WormBase ParaSite HomeVersion: WBPS19 (WS291)-  Archive: WBPS18

Atriophallophorus winterbourni

BioProject PRJNA636673 | Data Source Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich | Taxonomy ID 2682772

About Atriophallophorus winterbourni

The trematode Atriophallophorus winterbourni, or Microphallus sp./Microphallus livelyi, is a digenean parasite with a multihost life cycle, native to the lakes of New Zealand. In the beginning of its life cycle, A. winterbourni develops in the gonads of a mud snail (Potamopyrgus antipodarum), while the adult worm stage occurs in the gut of waterfowl, where the worms reproduce sexually. A. winterbourni is not known to infect humans and has low virulence in its final bird host.

Genome Assembly & Annotation


This is the first de novo assembly of Atriophallophorus winterbourni. Illumina HiSeq 4000 and PacBio CLR reads were assembled at The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich using the MaSuRCA 3.2.3 assembler, as described by Zajac et al, 2021.


The gene set presented here was generated with the Maker pipeline, as described by Zajac et al, 2021.

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyASM1340708v1, GCA_013407085.1
Database VersionWBPS19
Genome Size601,728,533
Data SourceSwiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
Annotation Version2021-03-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes11,499
Gene transcripts11,499

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