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

Schistosoma japonicum

BioProject PRJNA520774 | Data Source Fudan University | Taxonomy ID 6182

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 are 2 alternative genome projects for Schistosoma japonicum available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJEA34885 PRJNA724792

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.

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyASM636876v1, GCA_006368765.1
Database VersionWBPS19
Genome Size369,900,518
Data SourceFudan University
Annotation Version2020-03-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes10,089
Non coding genes1,327
Small non coding genes1,327
Gene transcripts18,263

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