Entamoeba histolytica str. HM1:IMSS clone 6 (GCA_001662325.1) (Ehistolytica_2016)

Entamoeba histolytica str. HM1:IMSS clone 6 (GCA_001662325.1) Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Entamoeba histolytica str. HM1:IMSS clone 6

Entamoeba histolytica is an anaerobic parasitic amoebozoan, part of the genus Entamoeba. Predominantly infecting humans and other primates causing amoebiasis, E. histolytica is estimated to infect about 50 million people worldwide. E. histolytica infection is estimated to kill more than 55,000 people each year. Previously, it was thought that 10% of the world population was infected, but these figures predate the recognition that at least 90% of these infections were due to a second species, E. dispar. Mammals such as dogs and cats can become infected transiently, but are not thought to contribute significantly to transmission.

The word histolysis literally means disintegration and dissolution of organic tissues.

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AssemblyEhistolytica_2016, INSDC Assembly GCA_001662325.1,
Database version111.1
Golden Path Length19,924,566
Genebuild by
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceNational Institute of Infectious Diseases

Gene counts

Coding genes8,394
Non coding genes54
Small non coding genes54
Gene transcripts8,448