About Hymenolepis microstoma
The cestode Hymenolepis microstoma, or rodent tapeworm, is an intestinal dwelling parasite of mice and rats. Adult worms live in the bile duct and small intestines, and larvae metamorphose in the haemocoel of beetles. H. microstoma is prevalent in rodents worldwide causing hymenolepiasis, but rarely infects humans. It is used as a laboratory model organism.
Genome Assembly & Annotation
The H. microstoma genome was sequenced by the Parasite Genomics group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, in collaboration with Pete Olson (Natural History Museum, London). The initial version of the genome was described in Tsai et al (2013). The assembly version presented here since ParaSite release 5 (January 2016) is the November 2015 snapshot from GeneDB, and corresponds to INSDC assembly HMIC002.
The gene predictions were made by the Parasite Genomics group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. The initial version of the annotation was described in Tsai et al (2013). The version represented here since ParaSite release 5 (January 2016) is the November 2015 snapshot from GeneDB.
- Tsai IJ, Zarowiecki M, Holroyd N, Garciarrubio A, Sánchez-Flores A, Brooks KL, Tracey A, Bobes RJ, Fragoso G, Sciutto E, Aslett M, Beasley H, Bennett HM, Cai X, Camicia F, Clark R, Cucher M, De Silva N, Day TA, Deplazes P, Estrada K, Fernández C, Holland PWH, Hou J, Hu S, Huckvale T, Hung SS, Kamenetzky L, Keane JA, Kiss F, Koziol U, Lambert O, Liu K, Luo X, Luo Y, Macchiaroli N, Nichol S, Paps J, Parkinson J, Pouchkina-Stantcheva N, Riddiford N, Rosenzvit M, Salinas G, Wasmuth JD, Zamanian M, Zheng Y, Taenia solium Genome Consortium, Cai J, Soberón X, Olson PD, Laclette JP, Brehm K, Berriman M. The genomes of four tapeworm species reveal adaptations to parasitism. Nature, 2013;496(7443):57-63
|Data Source||Wellcome Sanger Institute|
This widget has been derived from the assembly-stats code developed by the Lepbase project at the University of Edinburgh