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Taenia multiceps

BioProject PRJNA307624 | Data Source Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences | Taxonomy ID 94034

About Taenia multiceps

The cestode Taenia multiceps reproduces in dogs, wolves and foxes. In larval stage it parasitizes the brain or spinal cord of the intermediate host (sheep, goat and cattle) causing a disease named coneurosis. It has spread across most regions of the world, especially in developing countries in Africa and southeast Asia that are involved in the husbandry of sheep or goats. Coneurosis is also a zoonotic disease, which can lead to serious pathological conditions in humans.

Genome Assembly & Annotation


The genome was assembled in the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences using Pacbio single-molecule real-time (SMRT) and Hi-C data, as described by Li et al (2018).


The annotation was submitted to WormBase by Bo Liu in September 2018.

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyASM192302v3, GCA_001923025.3
Database VersionWBPS19
Genome Size240,610,560
Data SourceChinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Annotation Version2018-09-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes12,890
Gene transcripts12,892

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