Entamoeba histolytica KU27 (GCA_000338855.1) (EHA_ku27_v1)

Entamoeba histolytica KU27 (GCA_000338855.1) Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Entamoeba histolytica KU27

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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AssemblyEHA_ku27 v1, INSDC Assembly GCA_000338855.1,
Database version104.1
Golden Path Length15,272,057
Genebuild by
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceJ. Craig Venter Institute

Gene counts

Coding genes7,455
Non coding genes14
Small non coding genes14
Gene transcripts7,469

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