About Trichinella spiralis
Trichinella spiralis is a nematode parasite, occurring in rats, pigs, bears and humans, and is responsible for the disease trichinosis. It is sometimes referred to as the "pork worm" due to it being found commonly in undercooked pork products.
- T. spiralis at WormBase ParaSite
- Genome Sequence project page (Genome Institute at Washington University)
Taxonomy ID 6334
Data source WormBase
What can I find? Homologues, gene trees, and whole genome alignments across multiple species.
Download alignments (EMF)
This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor:
Various protein and cDNA sequences have been aligned to the T. spiralis genome and can be viewed on the genome browser:
- Complete protein sets from human (UniProtKB), D. melanogaster (FlyBase), S. cerevisae (SGD), and selected other nematodes (WormBase)
- All other reviewed protein sequences from UniProtKB
- ESTs and mRNAs from other nematodes in WormBase