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

Schistosoma bovis

BioProject PRJNA451066 | Data Source University of Queensland | Taxonomy ID 6184

About Schistosoma bovis

The trematode Schistosoma bovis is a parasite of sheep, cattle and goats in North Africa, Mediterranean Europe and the Middle East. It exists in the same geographical areas as Schistosoma haematobium, with which it can hybridise. S. bovis-S. haematobium hybrids can infect humans, and have been reported in West African countries, namely Senegal, and during a 2013 outbreak on Corsica.

There are 2 alternative genome projects for Schistosoma bovis available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJEB44434 PRJEB44434

Genome Assembly & Annotation


The assembly was created using a combination of Illumina reads and PacBio long reads, as described by Oey et al. (2019).


The annotation was prepared using MAKER with a Schistosoma specific Augustus model, S. haematobium ESTs, and protein alignments of SwissProt entries from several fluke species and C. elegans.

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyASM395894v1, GCA_003958945.1
Database VersionWBPS19
Genome Size373,478,075
Data SourceUniversity of Queensland
Annotation Version2019-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes11,576
Non coding genes25
Small non coding genes25
Gene transcripts11,601

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