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Elaeophora elaphi

BioProject PRJEB502 | Data Source Wellcome Sanger Institute | Taxonomy ID 1147741

About Elaeophora elaphi

The nematode Elaeophora elaphi is a nematode parasite found in the blood vessels of the liver in Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) and a sheep (Ovis aries) in certain parts of Spain.

Genome Assembly & Annotation


The draft genome assembly was produced by the Parasite Genomic group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, in collaboration with Antonio Osuna (Universidad de Granada),as part of the 50 Helminth Genomes project. The assembly uses Illumina paired-end sequencing followed by an in-house genome assembly pipeline comprising various steps, including contig assembly, scaffolding, gap-filling and error-correction.


The gene predictions were made by the Parasite Genomics group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and WormBase, as part of the 50 Helminth Genomes project. An in-house pipeline was developed that used MAKER to generate high-quality annotations by integrating evidence from multiple sources: ab initio gene predictions from AUGUSTUS, GeneMark-ES, and SNAP; projected annotation from C. elegans (using GenBlastG) and the taxonomically nearest reference helminth genome (using RATT); and ESTs, mRNAs and proteins from related organisms aligned to the genome using BLAST, with refinement of alignments using Exonerate.

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyE_elaphi_v1_0_4, GCA_000499685.1
Database VersionWBPS19
Genome Size82,568,297
Data SourceWellcome Sanger Institute
Annotation Version2014-06-50HGPpatch

Gene counts

Coding genes10,410
Gene transcripts10,410

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