Leishmania major (ASM272v2)


About the Leishmania major genome

Leishmania is a Tryanosomatid protozoa and is the parasite responsible for the disease Leishmaniasia. Leishmania is transmitted by the bite of certain species of sand fly and affects the populations of 88 tropical and sub-tropical countries worldwide. The symptoms are cutaneous and muco-cutaneous lesions initially around the bite, the parasite can also migrate causing visceral leishmaniasis affecting the haemopoietic organs. The current genome corresponds to the Friedlin strain.

Taxonomy ID 347515

Data source European Nucleotide Archive

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Genome assembly: ASM272v2

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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:

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