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.
- Stroehlein AJ, Korhonen PK, Chong TM, Lim YL, Chan KG, Webster B, Rollinson D, Brindley PJ, Gasser RB, Young ND. High-quality Schistosoma haematobium genome achieved by single-molecule and long-range sequencing. Gigascience, 2019;8(9):
- 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
|Data Source||The University of Melbourne|
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