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

Dicrocoelium dendriticum

BioProject PRJEB44434 | Data Source Wellcome Sanger Institute | Taxonomy ID 57078

About Dicrocoelium dendriticum

Dicrocoelium dendriticum is one of the parasite species responsible for Dicrocoeliosis, an important hepatic parasitosis in ruminants. The parasite ives in the bile duct and gall bladder of various species of mammal, mainly ruminants, and occasionally affects humans. Different species of land mollusc and ant, which act as primary and secondary intermediate hosts, respectively, and mammals intervene in the life cycle of this Digenea. Its complex parasite transmission makes it very difficult to apply prophylactic and control measures. From Martínez-Ibeas A.M. et al., (2012).

Genome Assembly & Annotation


This annotated genome assembly was produced as part of the doctoral thesis of Duncan Berger: [Berger, D. (2021). Comparative and population genomic analyses of the parasitic blood flukes (Doctoral thesis)](https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.86667).

The assembly was generated from PacBio long-read sequencing data and scaffolded using Hi-C.

The source material for genome sequencing was five adult worms, obtained from Iran in 2019, provided by Elham Moghaddas from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran.


Gene finding employed a customized pipeline that integrated RNA-Seq, Iso-Seq and homology data. Berger, D. (2021). Comparative and population genomic analyses of the parasitic blood flukes (Doctoral thesis).

Assembly Statistics

AssemblytdDicDend1.1, GCA_944474145.2
Database VersionWBPS19
Genome Size1,889,995,958
Data SourceWellcome Sanger Institute
Annotation Version2022-10-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes13,685
Gene transcripts17,830

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