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Paragonimus kellicotti

BioProject PRJNA179523 | Data Source The Genome Institute | Taxonomy ID 100269

About Paragonimus kellicotti

Paragonimus kellicotti or the North American lung fluke, is a trematode of the family Paragonimidae, responsible for causing a food-borne infection. Humans are commonly infected by eating raw or undercooked crayfish meat that contains the parasite larvae.

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.

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Assembly Statistics

AssemblyP_kellicotti_1.0.allpaths.nc.pg.lrna, GCA_014220965.1
Database VersionWBPS19
Genome Size696,536,264
Data SourceThe Genome Institute
Annotation Version2023-10-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes12,850
Non coding genes459
Small non coding genes459
Gene transcripts13,309

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