Trichomonas vaginalis G3 Assembly and Gene Annotation
About Trichomonas vaginalis G3
Trichomonas vaginalis is an anaerobic, flagellated protozoan parasite and the causative agent of trichomoniasis. It is the most common pathogenic protozoan infection of humans in industrialized countries. Infection rates between men and women are similar with women being symptomatic, while infections in men are usually asymptomatic. Transmission usually occurs via direct, skin-to-skin contact with an infected individual, most often through vaginal intercourse. The WHO has estimated that 160 million cases of infection are acquired annually worldwide. The estimates for North America alone are between 5 and 8 million new infections each year, with an estimated rate of asymptomatic cases as high as 50%. Usually treatment consists of metronidazole and tinidazole.
The annotation presented is derived from annotation submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_000002825.1, with additional non-coding genes derived from Rfam. For more details, please visit INSDC annotation import.
- Draft genome sequence of the sexually transmitted pathogen Trichomonas vaginalis.
Carlton JM, Hirt RP, Silva JC, Delcher AL, Schatz M, Zhao Q, Wortman JR, Bidwell SL, Alsmark UC, Besteiro S et al. 2007. Science. 315:207-212.
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|Assembly||ASM282v1, INSDC Assembly GCA_000002825.1, May 2010|
|Golden Path Length||176,420,065|
|Genebuild method||Generated from ENA annotation|
|Data source||European Nucleotide Archive|
|Non coding genes||1,138|
|Small non coding genes||1,138|