Cryptosporidium parvum Iowa II (GCA_000165345.1) (ASM16534v1)

Cryptosporidium parvum Iowa II (GCA_000165345.1) Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Cryptosporidium parvum Iowa II

Cryptosporidium parvum is one of several species that cause cryptosporidiosis, a parasitic disease of the mammalian intestinal tract.

Primary symptoms of C. parvum infection are acute, watery, and nonbloody diarrhea. C. parvum infection is of particular concern in immunocompromised patients, where diarrhea can reach 10--15 l per day. Other symptoms may include anorexia, nausea/vomiting, and abdominal pain. Extra-intestinal sites include the lung, liver, and gall bladder, where it causes respiratory cryptosporidosis, hepatitis, and cholecystitis, respectively.

Infection is caused by ingestion of sporulated oocysts transmitted by the faecal-oral route. In healthy human hosts, the median infective dose is 132 oocysts. The general C. parvum lifecycle is shared by other members of the genus. Invasion of the apical tip of ileal enterocytes by sporozoites and merozoites causes pathology seen in the disease.

Infection is generally self-limiting in immunocompetent people. In immunocompromised patients, such as those with AIDS or those undergoing immunosuppressive therapy, infection may not be self-limiting, leading to dehydration and, in severe cases, death.

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AssemblyASM16534v1, INSDC Assembly GCA_000165345.1,
Database version104.1
Golden Path Length9,102,324
Genebuild by
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceUniv. Minnesota

Gene counts

Coding genes3,805
Non coding genes150
Small non coding genes149
Long non coding genes1
Gene transcripts3,955

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