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 is 1 alternative strain from this genome project for Schistosoma bovis available in WormBase ParaSite: tdSchBovi2.1
There is 1 alternative genome project for Schistosoma bovis available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJNA451066
Genome Assembly & Annotation
This annotated genome assembly was produced as part of the doctoral thesis of Duncan Berger: [Berger, D. (2021). Comparative and population genomic analyses of the parasitic blood flukes (Doctoral thesis)](https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.86667).
The assembly was generated from PacBio long-read sequencing data, scaffolded using and Hi-C.
The source material for genome sequencing was 30 single-miracidium-derived female adult worms, originally obtained from Spain in 2019, and provided by Christoph Grunau, Jerome Boissier, and Helene Mone from the University of Perpignan. Additional worms from the same collection were used for gene finding.
Gene finding employed a customized pipeline that integrated RNA-Seq, Iso-Seq and homology data. Berger, D. (2021). Comparative and population genomic analyses of the parasitic blood flukes (Doctoral thesis).
|Data Source||Wellcome Sanger Institute|
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