Genomic data from the roundworm Ascaris suum

AR Jex, S Liu, B Li, ND Young, RS Hall, Y Li, L Yang, N Zeng, X Xu, Z Xiong, F Chen, X Wu, G Zhang, X Fang, Y Kang, GA Anderson, TW Harris, BE Campbell, J Vlaminck, T Wang, C Cantacessi, EM Schwarz, S Ranganathan, P Geldhof, P Nejsum … & RB Gasser
Available here is the draft genome for Ascaris suum, a roundworm species that infects pigs. It is a valuable resource for therapy and diagnostic test development for both Ascaris suum infection of pigs, and also human infection by the closely related species A. lumbricoides. The A. suum genome was sequenced at ~80-fold coverage to generate an approximately 273 million base genome sequence encoding 18,542 protein-coding genes. Compared to other metazoan genomes, it has low repeat...