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

Hydatigera taeniaeformis (Taenia taeniaeformis)

BioProject PRJEB534 | Data Source Wellcome Sanger Institute | Taxonomy ID 6205

About Hydatigera taeniaeformis (Taenia taeniaeformis)

The cestode Hydatigera taeniaeformis (formerly known as Taenia taeniaeformis) is a parasite of cats. The intermediate hosts of this tapeworm are rodents and lagomorphs (rabbits) which the cat must kill and eat in order to acquire the tapeworm infection.

Genome Assembly & Annotation


The draft genome assembly was produced by the Parasite Genomic group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, in collaboration with Pilar Foronda Rodríguez (La Laguna University) 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

AssemblyH_taeniaeformis_Canary_Islands_0011_upd, GCA_900622495.1
StrainSpain/Canary Islands
Database VersionWBPS19
Genome Size103,664,560
Data SourceWellcome Sanger Institute
Annotation Version2014-06-50HGPpatch

Gene counts

Coding genes11,649
Gene transcripts11,649

Learn more about this widget in our help section

This widget has been derived from the assembly-stats code developed by the Lepbase project at the University of Edinburgh