About Schistosoma rodhaini
The trematode Schistosoma rodhaini is a parasite of wild rodents in Kenya and South Africa that uses Biomphalaria snails as an intermediate host.
There is 1 alternative strain from this genome project for Schistosoma rodhaini available in WormBase ParaSite: tdSchRodh1.1
Genome Assembly & Annotation
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)) and, from release 18, replaces an older draft assembly (PRJEB526).
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 Burundi in 1988, 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.
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).
- International Helminth Genomes Consortium. Comparative genomics of the major parasitic worms. Nat Genet, 2019;51(1):163-174
|Data Source||Wellcome Sanger Institute|
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