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Trichinella spiralis

Taxonomy ID 6334

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.

Genome Projects

There are 2 genome projects for Trichinella spiralis:

  • PRJNA12603: Genome Institute at Washington University (Strain ISS 195)
  • PRJNA257433: University of Melbourne (Strain ISS3)