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Hymenolepis diminuta

BioProject PRJEB30942 | Data Source University of Warmia and Mazury | Taxonomy ID 6216

About Hymenolepis diminuta

The cestode Hymenolepis diminuta, or rat tapeworm, is a worldwide parasite of rats that causes hymenolepiasis in mammals using insects as intermediate hosts.

There is 1 alternative genome project for Hymenolepis diminuta available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJEB507

Genome Assembly & Annotation


Contigs were generated from paired-end and mate-pair libraries and scaffolded with long Oxford Nanopore reads using LINKS and danaasm-link, as described by Nowak et al., 2019.


Gene models were predicted using BRAKER2 and MAKER2, guided by RNAseq data, as described by Nowak et al., 2019

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyH.diminuta_WMSil1, GCA_902177915.1
Strainlaboratory inbred isolate
Database VersionWBPS18
Genome Size177,074,070
Data SourceUniversity of Warmia and Mazury
Annotation Version2020-04-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes15,165
Gene transcripts19,306

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