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Schistosoma haematobium

BioProject PRJNA78265 | Data Source The University of Melbourne | Taxonomy ID 6185

About Schistosoma haematobium

The trematode Schistosoma haematobium is one of the three major infectious agents responsible for the chronic debilitating disease schistosomiasis found throughout Africa and the Middle East and southern Europe. The intermediate hosts for the parasite are snails from the genus Bulinus and Physopsis and the definitive host is a human. This parasite invades the urinary system and bladder damage can lead to death.

Genome Assembly & Annotation


The S. haematobium genome presented here represents the "v2" assembly, generated using PacBio data, a long-range ("Chicago") library and Illumina sequencing. The assembly is described in full by Stroehlein et al., 2019.


Gene models were generated using a pipeline incorporating MAKER2, EVM, and transfer from the previous "Shae.V1" gene set using liftOver and RATT. The annotation is described in full by Stroehlein et al., 2019.

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblySchHae_2.0, GCA_000699445.2
Database VersionWBPS17
Genome Size371,394,055
Data SourceThe University of Melbourne
Annotation Version2020-04-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes9,314
Gene transcripts9,314

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