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Trichobilharzia regenti

BioProject PRJEB4662 | Data Source Wellcome Sanger Institute | Taxonomy ID 157069

About Trichobilharzia regenti

The trematode Trichobilharzia regenti is a nasal parasite of European birds with freshwater snails of the family Lymnaeidae, Physidae, Planorbidae and Pleuroceridae as intermediate hosts. Infection causes cercarial dermatitis in humans.

Genome Assembly & Annotation


The draft genome assembly was produced by the Parasite Genomic group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, in collaboration with Petr Horak (Charles University, Czech Republic) as part of the 50 Helminth Genomes project. The assembly uses Illumina paired-end sequencing followed by an in-house genome assembly pipeline comprising various steps, including contig assembly, scaffolding, gap-filling and error-correction.


The gene predictions were made by the Parasite Genomics group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and WormBase, as part of the 50 Helminth Genomes project. An in-house pipeline was developed that used MAKER to generate high-quality annotations by integrating evidence from multiple sources: ab initio gene predictions from AUGUSTUS, GeneMark-ES, and SNAP; projected annotation from C. elegans (using GenBlastG) and the taxonomically nearest reference helminth genome (using RATT); and ESTs, mRNAs and proteins from related organisms aligned to the genome using BLAST, with refinement of alignments using Exonerate.

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyT_regenti_v1_0_4_001_upd, GCA_900618515.1
Database VersionWBPS17
Genome Size701,762,036
Data SourceWellcome Sanger Institute
Annotation Version2014-06-50HGPpatch

Gene counts

Coding genes22,185
Gene transcripts22,185

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