About Fasciola hepatica
The trematode Fasciola hepatica, or sheep liver fluke or common liver fluke, is a parasite that infects humans, cows and sheep. It causes a disease called fascioliasis, infection arises from ingestion of metacercariae on water plants such as watercress. In the UK, Fasciola is generally common in farmed livestock which graze upon wetland pastures where the parasites intermediate snail host thrives.
There is 1 alternative genome project for Fasciola hepatica available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJNA179522
Genome Assembly & Annotation
The assembly was sequenced in 2018 by the Centre of Genomic Research at the University of Liverpool. It is an update to the assembly GCA_000947175.1, produced in 2014 under BioProject PRJEB6687.
The annotation was submitted directly to WormBase by Prof Steve Paterson from University of Liverpool. . The WormBase ParaSite 15 release saw the addition of 24 new gene models, manually curated by the Parasitology Group at Queens' University Belfast.
|Data Source||CGR, University of Liverpool|
|Non coding genes||7,098|
|Small non coding genes||7,098|
This widget has been derived from the assembly-stats code developed by the Lepbase project at the University of Edinburgh