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Trichobilharzia szidati

BioProject PRJEB44434 | Data Source Wellcome Sanger Institute | Taxonomy ID 157070

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).

Assembly Statistics

AssemblytdTriSzid1.1, GCA_944472155.2
Database VersionWBPS19
Genome Size1,116,403,795
Data SourceWellcome Sanger Institute
Annotation Version2022-10-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes14,843
Gene transcripts22,667

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