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Schistosoma haematobium

BioProject PRJNA78265 | Data Source 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 has been sequenced by the Gasser group at the University of Melbourne, as described by Young et al (2012). The assembly version here is a slightly cleaned-up version of the original published one, deposited in the INSDC as "SchHae_1.0".


The gene predictions were originally made by the Gasser group at the University of Melbourne, as described by Young et al (2012). A cleaned-up version of the annotation was subsequently deposited in the INSDC (assembly SchHae_1.0), and is shown here.

Key Publications

  • Young ND, Jex AR, Li B, Liu S, Yang L, Xiong Z, Li Y, Cantacessi C, Hall RS, Xu X, Chen F, Wu X, Zerlotini A, Oliveira G, Hofmann A, Zhang G, Fang X, Kang Y, Campbell BE, Loukas A, Ranganathan S, Rollinson D, Rinaldi G, Brindley PJ, Yang H, Wang J, Wang J, Gasser RB. Whole-genome sequence of Schistosoma haematobium. Nat Genet, 2012;44(2):221-225

Assembly Statistics

AssemblySchHae_1.0, GCF_000699445.1
Database VersionWBPS14
Genome Size375,894,156
Data SourceUniversity of Melbourne
Annotation Version2017-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes11,140
Gene transcripts11,140

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