Entamoeba dispar SAW760 (JCVI_EDISG_1.0)

Entamoeba dispar SAW760 Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Entamoeba dispar SAW760

Wikipedia

Entamoeba is a genus of Amoebozoa found as internal parasites or commensals of animals.

In 1875, Fedor Lösch described the first proven case of amoebic dysentery in St. Petersburg, Russia. He referred to the amoeba he observed microscopically as Amoeba coli; however, it is not clear whether he was using this as a descriptive term or intended it as a formal taxonomic name. The genus Entamoeba was defined by Casagrandi and Barbagallo for the species Entamoeba coli, which is known to be a commensal organism. Lösch's organism was renamed Entamoeba histolytica by Fritz Schaudinn in 1903; he later died, in 1906, from a self-inflicted infection when studying this amoeba. For a time during the first half of the 20th century the entire genus Entamoeba was transferred to Endamoeba, a genus of amoebas infecting invertebrates about which little is known. This move was reversed by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature in the late 1950s, and Entamoeba has stayed 'stable' ever since.

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More information

General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.

Statistics

Summary

AssemblyJCVI_EDISG_1.0, INSDC Assembly GCA_000209125.2,
Database version97.1
Base Pairs30,503,664
Golden Path Length30,633,164
Genebuild byENA
Genebuild methodGenerated from ENA annotation
Data sourceTIGR

Gene counts

Coding genes8,811
Gene transcripts8,811

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