Trichinella spiralis (Pork worm, ISS_195) (Tspiralis1)

NOTE: The genome sequence and annotation represented here correspond with the original genome publication (Mitreva et al, 2011). For the latest data, including the genomes of other Trichinella species, please visit WormBase ParaSite.

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.

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Taxonomy ID 6334

Data source WormBase

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Genome assembly: Tspiralis1

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Gene annotation

What can I find? Protein-coding and non-coding genes, splice variants, cDNA and protein sequences, non-coding RNAs.

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Comparative genomics

What can I find? Homologues, gene trees, and whole genome alignments across multiple species.

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Phylogenetic overview of gene families

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This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor:

Variant Effect Predictor


Other data

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