Echinococcus granulosus (Dog tapeworm) - GCA_000524195.1 (GCA000524195v1)

Echinococcus granulosus (Dog tapeworm) - GCA_000524195.1 Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Echinococcus granulosus

Echinococcus granulosus, also called the hydatid worm, hyper tape-worm or dog tapeworm, is a cyclophyllid cestode that dwells in the small intestine of canids as an adult, but which has important intermediate hosts such as livestock and humans, where it causes cystic echinococcosis, also known as hydatid disease. The adult tapeworm ranges in length from 3 mm to 6 mm and has three proglottids ("segments") when intact—an immature proglottid, mature proglottid and a gravid proglottid. The average number of eggs per gravid proglottid is 823. Like all cyclophyllideans, E. granulosus has four suckers on its scolex ("head"), and E. granulosus also has a rostellum with hooks. Several strains of E. granulosus have been identified, and all but two are noted to be infective in humans.

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More information General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia


The assembly presented here has been imported from INSDC and is linked to the assembly accession [GCA_000524195.1].

The total length of the assembly is 110837706 bp contained withinin 957 scaffolds. The scaffold N50 value is 712683, the scaffold L50 value is 39. Assembly gaps span 730700 bp.


Ensembl Metazoa displaying genes imported from NCBI RefSeq annotation. Small RNA features, protein features, BLAST hits and cross-references have been computed by Ensembl Metazoa.



AssemblyGCA000524195v1, INSDC Assembly GCA_000524195.1,
Database version109.1
Golden Path Length110,837,706
Genebuild byNCBI
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceChinese National Human Genome Center at Shanghai

Gene counts

Coding genes11,319
Gene transcripts11,319