About Schistosoma japonicum
The trematode Schistosoma japonicum, or Asian blood fluke, is a parasite of significant public health importance in China, Taiwan, the Philippines and Southeast Asia. S. japonicum is one of the three major infectious agents responsible for the chronic debilitating disease schistosomiasis. The intermediate host for the parasite is snail and the definitive host a wide range of at least 31 species of wild mammals, therefore it can be considered a true zoonosis. Burdens of morbidity are high and schistosomiasis may contribute to several hundred thousand human deaths annually.
There is 1 alternative genome project for Schistosoma japonicum available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJEA34885
Genome Assembly & Annotation
The assembly presented here was generated with PacBio and Illumina libraries, as described by Luo et al., 2019.
Gene models were predicted through a combination of ab initio, homology-based and RNAseq-guided annotation, as described in full by Luo et al., 2019.
- Luo F, Yin M, Mo X, Sun C, Wu Q, Zhu B, Xiang M, Wang J, Wang Y, Li J, Zhang T, Xu B, Zheng H, Feng Z, Hu W. An improved genome assembly of the fluke Schistosoma japonicum. PLoS Negl Trop Dis, 2019;13(8):e0007612
|Data Source||Fudan University|
|Non coding genes||1,327|
|Small non coding genes||1,327|
This widget has been derived from the assembly-stats code developed by the Lepbase project at the University of Edinburgh