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Trichinella pseudospiralis

BioProject PRJNA257433 | Data Source University of Melbourne | Taxonomy ID 6337

About Trichinella pseudospiralis

One of the Trichinella genus of parasitic nematodes, the causative agents of trichinosis (also known as trichinellosis). Trichinella pseudospiralis is a species which does not encapsulate in host muscle tissue and infects mammals and birds worldwide.

There are 4 alternative strains from this genome project for Trichinella pseudospiralis available in WormBase ParaSite: ISS13 ISS176 ISS470 ISS588

Genome Assembly & Annotation


This genome was produced by the Gasser laboratory at the University of Melbourne, as part of the assembly and analysis of all 12 recognized Trichinella species (described in Korhonen et al (2016)). This strain of T. pseudospiralis, ISS141, had a spotted quoll from Australia as its original host.


The gene predictions were made by the Gasser laboratory at the University of Melbourne.

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyT4_ISS141_r1.0, GCA_001447445.1
Database VersionWBPS17
Genome Size46,055,013
Data SourceUniversity of Melbourne
Annotation Version2016-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes11,005
Gene transcripts16,075

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