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Soboliphyme baturini

BioProject PRJEB516 | Data Source Wellcome Sanger Institute | Taxonomy ID 241478

About Soboliphyme baturini

The nematode Soboliphyme baturini is a stomach- or intestinal-dwelling parasite mainly of Holarctic mustelids (Martes and Mustela) and is included in the 50HG project as a comparator the first representative of this order for which specimens could be obtained. Larvae develop in oligochaete (earthworms) and it is thought the life cycle involves only two hosts. Members of this genus and family are also found in insectivores and shrews.

Genome Assembly & Annotation


The draft genome assembly was produced by the Parasite Genomic group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, in collaboration with Joseph Cook (University of New Mexico) as part of the 50 Helminth Genomes project. The assembly uses Illumina paired-end sequencing followed by an in-house genome assembly pipeline comprising various steps, including contig assembly, scaffolding, gap-filling and error-correction.


The gene predictions were made by the Parasite Genomics group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and WormBase, as part of the 50 Helminth Genomes project. An in-house pipeline was developed that used MAKER to generate high-quality annotations by integrating evidence from multiple sources: ab initio gene predictions from AUGUSTUS, GeneMark-ES, and SNAP; projected annotation from C. elegans (using GenBlastG) and the taxonomically nearest reference helminth genome (using RATT); and ESTs, mRNAs and proteins from related organisms aligned to the genome using BLAST, with refinement of alignments using Exonerate.

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyS_baturini_Dall_Island_0011_upd, GCA_900618415.1
StrainAlaska/Dall Island
Database VersionWBPS19
Genome Size218,332,512
Data SourceWellcome Sanger Institute
Annotation Version2014-06-50HGPpatch

Gene counts

Coding genes13,193
Gene transcripts13,193

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