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Hyalomma asiaticum (Tick, Hyas-2018) (ASM1333968v1)

Hyalomma asiaticum (Tick, Hyas-2018) Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Hyalomma asiaticum

Hyalomma is a genus of hard-bodied ticks common in Asia, Europe, and North Africa. They are also found in Southern Africa. The name is derived from Greek: hyalos (ὕαλος) crystal, glass; and omma (oμμα) eye.

Hyalomma species are difficult to identify due to their hybridization and genetic and morphological variations, caused by harsh environmental conditions and lack of food sources. Hyalomma species are the only ticks to live in such harsh desert conditions. With few hosts available, they are required to be active as soon as a potential host is sensed.

Adult Hyalomma can bite humans and transmit serious pathogens. Immature (nymph) Hyalomma usually feed on birds, rodents, and hares and can be the cause of viral disease and rickettsias. Nymphs are often transmitted from one place to another by migrating birds. Hyalomma species can transmit rickettsias, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Boutonneuse fever, and Q fever.

(Text from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia [1].)


The assembly presented is the GCA013339685v1 assembly submitted[2,3] to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_013339685.1.


Ensembl Metazoa displays the original TIGMIC Group[2,3] annotation (GCA013339685v1.0 gene set, Sep. 2021).

Small RNA features and genes, protein features and cross-references have been annotated by Ensembl Metazoa.


  1. Hyalomma, (accessed January 11, 2022). Wikipedia contributors, Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

  2. TIGMIC Group, Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology

  3. Large-Scale Comparative Analyses of Tick Genomes Elucidate Their Genetic Diversity and Vector Capacities. Jia N, Wang J, Shi W, et al. . Cell. 2020 Sep;182(5):1328-1340.e13. DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2020.07.023. PMID: 32814014.



AssemblyASM1333968v1, INSDC Assembly GCA_013339685.1,
Database version112.1
Golden Path Length1,713,631,380
Genebuild byTIGMIC Group, Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceTIGMIC Group, Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology

Gene counts

Coding genes29,644
Non coding genes1,468
Small non coding genes1,467
Long non coding genes1
Gene transcripts31,112