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.
- 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)
|McDonnell Genome Institute
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