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Paragonimus heterotremus

BioProject PRJNA284523 | Data Source McDonnell Genome Institute | Taxonomy ID 100268

About Paragonimus heterotremus

Paragonimus heterotremus or the human lung fluke, is a member of the Paragonimus family. Alongside Paragonimus westermani, the species is known to routinely infect humans, causing paragonimiasis infection.

Genome Assembly & Annotation


The full assembly process is outlined in Rosa et al., (2020). Sequences were generated on the Illumina platform and assembled using Allpaths_LG. An in-house tool, Pygap, was used to improve scaffolding. L_RNA_scaffolder which uses transcript alignments to improve contiguity was also used.


The full annotation process is outlined in Rosa et al., (2020). The nuclear genome was annotated using the MAKER pipeline v2.31.8. RNA-seq reads were aligned to their respective genome assemblies and assembled using StringTie v1.2.4. Ab initio gene predictions from BRAKER v2 and AUGUSTUS v3.2.2 (trained by BRAKER and run within MAKER) were refined using transcript and protein evidence.

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyP_heterotremus_1.0.allpaths.pg.lrna, GCA_013368495.1
Database VersionWBPS19
Genome Size841,211,332
Data SourceMcDonnell Genome Institute
Annotation Version2023-09-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes12,487
Non coding genes1,138
Small non coding genes1,138
Gene transcripts13,625

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