About Trichobilharzia szidati
Trichobilharzia szidati is a trematode, known to cause cercarial dermatitis or swimmer's itch in humans and waterfowl. T. szidati has a complex life cycle, involving a snail intermediate host and a vertebrate definitive host. It is commonly found in freshwater habitats in Europe, particularly in Germany and Poland.
Genome Assembly & Annotation
This annotated genome assembly was produced as part of the doctoral thesis of Duncan Berger: [Berger, D. (2021). Comparative and population genomic analyses of the parasitic blood flukes (Doctoral thesis)](https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.86667).
The assembly was generated from PacBio long-read sequencing data.
The source material for genome sequencing was a pool of cercariae, from the Czech Republic in 2014, provided by Roman Leontovyč and Petr Horák from Charles University, Prague.
Gene finding employed a customized pipeline that integrated RNA-Seq and homology data. Berger, D. (2021). Comparative and population genomic analyses of the parasitic blood flukes (Doctoral thesis).
|Data Source||Wellcome Sanger Institute|
This widget has been derived from the assembly-stats code developed by the Lepbase project at the University of Edinburgh