WormBase ParaSite HomeVersion: WBPS18 (WS285)-  Archive: WBPS17

Schistosoma rodhaini

BioProject PRJEB44434 | Data Source Wellcome Sanger Institute | Taxonomy ID 6188

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).

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblytdSchRodh2.1, GCA_944470435.2
Database VersionWBPS18
Genome Size413,541,355
Data SourceWellcome Sanger Institute
Annotation Version2022-10-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes10,242
Gene transcripts23,203

Learn more about this widget in our help section

This widget has been derived from the assembly-stats code developed by the Lepbase project at the University of Edinburgh