Thelohanellus kitauei (ASM82789v1)

Thelohanellus kitauei Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Thelohanellus kitauei

Thelohanellus kitauei is a myxosporean, a highly derived class of Cnidaria [1]. The Myxosporea are a class of microscopic parasites, belonging to the Myxozoa. They have a complex life cycle which comprises vegetative forms in two hosts, an aquatic invertebrate (generally an annelid) and an ectothermic vertebrate, usually a fish. Each host releases a different type of spore. The two forms of spore are so different that until recently they were treated as belonging to different classes within the Myxozoa.

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Picture credit: K. Ogawa (D-PAF)


The assembly presented is the ASM82789v1 assembly submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_000827895.1.


Ensembl Metazoa displays the gene set associated with the study PRJNA193083. Genes were annotated with Evidence Modeler, combining transcriptomic data with de novo prediction methods [2]. Protein features and cross-references have been computed by Ensembl Metazoa.


  1. New phylogenomic and comparative analyses provide corroborating evidence that Myxozoa is Cnidaria.
    Feng JM, Xiong J, Zhang JY, Yang YL, Yao B, Zhou ZG, Miao W. 2014. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 81:10-18.
  2. The genome of the myxosporean Thelohanellus kitauei shows adaptations to nutrient acquisition within its fish host.
    Yang Y, Xiong J, Zhou Z, Huo F, Miao W, Ran C, Liu Y, Zhang J, Feng J, Wang M et al. 2014. Genome Biololgy and Evolution. 6:3182-3198.



AssemblyASM82789v1, INSDC Assembly GCA_000827895.1, Feb 2015
Database version106.1
Golden Path Length150,348,159
Genebuild by
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceChinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Gene counts

Coding genes15,020
Non coding genes89
Small non coding genes89
Gene transcripts15,109

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