Sarcoptes scabiei (SSS_KF_BRIS2020) Assembly and Gene Annotation
About Sarcoptes scabiei
Sarcoptes scabiei, the itch mite, is a parasitic arthropod that burrows into skin and causes scabies. The mite is cosmopolitan, meaning it can be found in all parts of the world. Humans are not the only mammals that can become infected. Other mammals, such as wild and domesticated dogs and cats as well as ungulates, wild boars, bovids, wombats, koalas, and great apes are affected. The discovery of the itch mite in 1687 marked scabies as the first disease of humans with a known cause. The Italian biologist Diacinto Cestoni showed in the 18th century that scabies is caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei, variety hominis. The disease produces intense, itchy skin rashes when the impregnated female tunnels into the stratum corneum of the skin and deposits eggs in the burrow. The larvae, which hatch in three to 10 days, move about on the skin, moult into a nymphal stage, and then mature into adult mites. The adult mites live three to four weeks in the host's skin.
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The assembly presented is the ASM1459567v1 assembly was submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_014595675.1. by the The University of Melbourne, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences.
Ensembl Metazoa displays the GCA014595675v1.0 (Jan 2021) gene set from GCA_014595675.1. Genes were annotated by the The University of Melbourne, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences.
|Assembly||GCA014595675v1, INSDC Assembly GCA_014595675.1,|
|Golden Path Length||56,576,587|
|Genebuild by||The University of Melbourne, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences|
|Data source||The University of Melbourne, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences|