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

Schistosoma haematobium

BioProject PRJEB44434 | Data Source Wellcome Sanger Institute | 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.

There is 1 alternative strain from this genome project for Schistosoma haematobium available in WormBase ParaSite: tdSchHaem1.1

There is 1 alternative genome project for Schistosoma haematobium available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJNA78265

Genome Assembly & Annotation

Assembly

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 and scaffolded using Hi-C.

The source material for genome sequencing was three mixed-sex adult worms, originally obtained from Tanzania in 2006, archived as part of the SCAN collection at the Natural History Museum, London, and provided by Fiona Allan, Aidan Emery and Muriel Rabone. Additional worms from the same collection were used for gene finding.

Annotation

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).

Assembly Statistics

AssemblytdSchHaem2.1, GCA_944470465.2
StraintdSchHaem2.1
Database VersionWBPS19
Genome Size431,589,308
Data SourceWellcome Sanger Institute
Annotation Version2022-10-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes10,339
Gene transcripts22,022

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