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

Paragonimus westermani

BioProject PRJNA454344 | Data Source University of Queensland | Taxonomy ID 34504

About Paragonimus westermani

The lung fluke Paragonimus westermani is found in Southeast Asia and Japan, and is the most common cause of paragonimiasis. Infection is characterised by chronic inflammatory lung disease, though in severe cases the parasite can also infect the brain and CNS. P. westermani has two intermediate hosts: freshwater snails and crustaceans. The definitive host (such as humans) is infected upon ingestion of undercooked freshwater crabs and crayfish.

There is 1 alternative genome project for Paragonimus westermani available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJNA219632

Genome Assembly & Annotation


Short-insert Illumina reads were assembled using ABYSS, with scaffolding guided by PacBio reads. Mate-pair libraries were used for further scaffolding (with SSPACE). SoapDenovo2 GapCloser was used for gap filling. The assembly is described in full by Oey et al., 2019.


Gene models were predicted with MAKER, as described in full by Oey et al., 2019.

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyASM850834v1, GCA_008508345.1
Database VersionWBPS19
Genome Size922,849,782
Data SourceUniversity of Queensland
Annotation Version2020-03-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes12,783
Non coding genes22
Small non coding genes22
Gene transcripts12,805

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