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Echinococcus granulosus

BioProject PRJNA754835 | Data Source University of Melbourne | Taxonomy ID 6210

About Echinococcus granulosus

The cestode Echinococcus granulosus is a member of the Cyclophyllidea, which comprise the majority of tapeworms that are of medical importance. Adult E. granulosus parasitise the small intestines of dogs and other canids. Larval stages cause the serious and life-threatening human diseases cystic echinococcosis. E. granulosus has a worldwide distribution.

There are 2 alternative genome projects for Echinococcus granulosus available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJEB121 PRJNA182977

Genome Assembly & Annotation


The full assembly process is described in Korhonen et al., (2022). PacBio sequence data was assembled using Canu v1.8. The assembly was polished with PacBio raw-reads using Arrow and also with BGISEQ-500 PE reads using Pilon v1.22.


The full annotation process is described in Korhonen et al., (2022). Annotation was achieved using InterPro and sequence homology to proteins in the Swiss-Prot, KEGG58 and NCBI NR59 databases using BLASTp (threshold E-value: ≤10−8).

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyASM2155672v1, GCA_021556725.1
Database VersionWBPS19
Genome Size172,983,221
Data SourceUniversity of Melbourne
Annotation Version2023-09-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes9,985
Gene transcripts9,985

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