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WormBase ParaSite HomeVersion: WBPS19 (WS291)-  Archive: WBPS18

Trichinella spiralis

BioProject PRJNA12603 | Data Source McDonnell Genome Institute | Taxonomy ID 6334

About Trichinella spiralis

The nematode Trichinella spiralis is a roundworm with an unsegmented body that is a parasite of swine. Trichinosis is a disease of swine that can pass to humans by the eating of undercooked pork, digestive juices from the stomach dissolve the capsule-like cyst and release the parasites. The larvae then penetrate into the intestine where they mature and mate.

There is 1 alternative genome project for Trichinella spiralis available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJNA257433

Genome Assembly & Annotation


The T. spiralis genome assembly was produced by the Mitreva group at the Genome Institute of Washington University, as described by Mitreva et al (2011).


The gene predictions were made by Mitreva group at the Genome Institute of Washington University, as described by Mitreva et al (2011). The version represented here is consistent with the INSDC records.

Key Publications

  • Mitreva M, Jasmer DP, Zarlenga DS, Wang Z, Abubucker S, Martin J, Taylor CM, Yin Y, Fulton L, Minx P, Yang SP, Warren WC, Fulton RS, Bhonagiri V, Zhang X, Hallsworth-Pepin K, Clifton SW, McCarter JP, Appleton J, Mardis ER, Wilson RK. The draft genome of the parasitic nematode Trichinella spiralis. Nat Genet, 2011;43(3):228-235


Image source: Dickson Despommier (trichinella.org)

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyTrichinella_spiralis-3.7.1, GCF_000181795.1
StrainISS 195
Database VersionWBPS19
Genome Size63,525,422
Data SourceMcDonnell Genome Institute
Annotation Version2014-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes16,380
Gene transcripts16,380

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