Trypanosoma cruzi (GCA_003719455.1) (ASM371945v1)

Trypanosoma cruzi (GCA_003719455.1) Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Trypanosoma cruzi


Trypanosoma cruzi is a species of parasitic euglenoids. Amongst the protozoa, the trypanosomes characteristically bore tissue in another organism and feed on blood (primarily) and also lymph. This behaviour causes disease or the likelihood of disease that varies with the organism: for example, trypanosomiasis in humans (Chagas disease in South America), dourine and surra in horses, and a brucellosis-like disease in cattle. Parasites need a host body and the haematophagous insect triatomine (descriptions "assassin bug", "cone-nose bug", and "kissing bug") is the major vector in accord with a mechanism of infection. The triatomine likes the nests of vertebrate animals for shelter, where it bites and sucks blood for food. Individual triatomines infected with protozoa from other contact with animals transmit trypanosomes when the triatomine deposits its faeces on the host's skin surface and then bites. Penetration of the infected faeces is further facilitated by the scratching of the bite area by the human or animal host.

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AssemblyASM371945v1, INSDC Assembly GCA_003719455.1,
Database version99.1
Base Pairs25,174,796
Golden Path Length25,174,796
Genebuild byENA
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceVirginia Commonwealth University

Gene counts

Coding genes12,708
Non coding genes55
Small non coding genes55
Gene transcripts12,763

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