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As international efforts to sequence helminth genomes and transcriptomes gather pace, a systematic approach to the integration and presentation of this data is needed to provide maximum utility for biomedical and agricultural research. To this end, the EMBL European Bioinformatics Instituteand the University of Glasgow have collaborated on the provision of a new online resource, WormBase ParaSite. This sister resource of the main WormBase website is aimed at researchers engaged in parasitic worm genomics. WormBase ParaSite encompasses flatworms as well as nematodes, and provides genome sequence, genome browsers, semi-automatic annotation and comparative genomics data for approximately one hundred species. Additional tools include a cross species data mining platform, protein and nucleotide sequence search, a variant effect predictor to enable the analysis of different strain/isolate genomes in the context of the reference and a collaborative tool for performing gene enrichment analysis.


WormBase ParaSite is currently funded by the UK Medical Research Council under grant number MR/S000453/1.


The website is powered by the Ensembl genome browser framework, which has been adapted to suit the needs of the parasitology community.


WormBase ParaSite has been recognised by the Global Biodata Coalition as a Global Core Biodata Resource whose long term funding and sustainability is critical to life science and biomedical research worldwide.