Toxoplasma gondii ME49 (TGA4)

Toxoplasma gondii ME49 Assembly and Gene Annotation

About the Toxoplasma gondii genome

Toxoplasma gondii is a parasitic protist, belonging to the phylum Apicomplexa. It is carried by cats and few warm blooded animals including humans. Up to 20 to 30% of the world's population is estimated to be chronically infected with the apicomplexan parasite. It causes the Toxoplasmosis which is usually minor and self-limiting disease but can have serious or even fatal effects during pregnancy or in an immunocompromised human or cat.

Assembly

The T. gondii genome is ~70 Mb in size and consists of 14 chromosomes. The T. gondii genome, like many other apicomplexan parasites possess a nonphotosynthetic plastid, referred to as the apicoplast. The assembly is also available from the EMBL/Genbank/DDBJ databases under the accession GCA_000006565.2

Annotation

Annotation of the T. gondii genome has been derived from ToxoDB (release 36).

References

  1. ToxoDB: accessing the Toxoplasma gondii genome.
    Kissinger JC, Gajria B, Li L, Paulsen IT, Roos DS. 2003. Nucleic Acids Res.. 31:234-236.

Statistics

Summary

AssemblyTGA4, INSDC Assembly GCA_000006565.2,
Database version94.2
Base Pairs65,668,394
Golden Path Length65,669,794
Genebuild bytoxoDB
Genebuild methodImported from ToxoDB
Data sourceToxoDB

Gene counts

Coding genes8,322
Non coding genes598
Small non coding genes598
Gene transcripts8,920

About this species