WormBase ParaSite

Parasitic worms (helminths) are responsible for more than a billion human infections globally and have a devastating impact on livestock and agriculture. As international efforts to sequence the genomes of parasitic helminths accelerate, Ensembl Genomes is collaborating with the Parasite Genomics Group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute on the provision of a new resource, WormBase ParaSite, to analyse, store and present information on these genomes. WormBase ParaSite uses Ensembl technology to store and provide access to genomic data, but is also closely integrated with and complementary to the main WormBase resource, the central focus of which is the model nematode Caenorhabditis elegans and its close relatives. WormBase ParaSite is funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (grant BB/K020080).