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Fasciola hepatica

BioProject PRJEB25283 | Data Source CGR, University of Liverpool | Taxonomy ID 6192

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.

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyFasciola_10x_pilon, GCA_900302435.1
Database VersionWBPS18
Genome Size1,203,652,780
Data SourceCGR, University of Liverpool
Annotation Version2020-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes9,731
Non coding genes7,098
Small non coding genes7,098
Gene transcripts16,829

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