Leishmania infantum (GCA_900500625.1) (LINF)

Leishmania infantum (GCA_900500625.1) Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Leishmania infantum

Leishmania infantum is the causative agent of infantile visceral leishmaniasis in the Mediterranean region and in Latin America, where it has been called Leishmania chagasi. It is also an unusual cause of cutaneous leishmaniasis, which is normally caused by specific lineages (or zymodemes). Wild canids and domestic dogs are the natural reservoir of this organism.

Leishmania infantum is closely related to Leishmania donovani, and some authors believe that these two species are so close as to actually be subspecies of each other; however, phylogenetic analyses can easily distinguish between the two groups, although analysis has shown that some isolates of Leishmania donovani have been classified as Leishmania infantum and that the former includes a number of different genetic groups.

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AssemblyLINF, INSDC Assembly GCA_900500625.1,
Database version104.1
Golden Path Length32,803,248
Genebuild by
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceCBMSO

Gene counts

Coding genes8,526
Non coding genes126
Small non coding genes126
Gene transcripts8,716

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