About Clonorchis sinensis
The trematode Clonorchis sinensis, or Chinese liver fluke, is a parasitic human liver fluke. The parasite lives in the liver of humans, is believed to be the third most prevalent worm parasite in the world, and is endemic to Japan, China, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. Recent studies have proved that it is capable of causing cancer of liver and bile duct, and in fact the International Agency for Research on Cancer has classed it as a group 1 biological carcinogen in 2009.
There is 1 alternative genome project for Clonorchis sinensis available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJDA72781
Genome Assembly & Annotation
The assembly was created using Illumina short reads, as described in Wang et al. (2018).
The annotation produced using MAKER2 using as evidence de novo gene predictions with AUGUSTUS, mapped RNASeq reads of both the Korean and Chinese C. sinensis isolate, and gene models from published genomes of other parasitic flatworms: F. hepatica, O. viverrini and _ S. mansoni _.
|Data Source||University of Melbourne|
|Non coding genes||398|
|Small non coding genes||398|
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