Clonorchis sinensis

BioProject PRJNA386618 | Data Source University of Melbourne | Taxonomy ID 79923

About Clonorchis sinensis

The trematode Clonorchis sinensis, or Chinese liver fluke, is a parasitic human liver fluke. The parasite lives in the liver of humans, is believed to be the third most prevalent worm parasite in the world, and is endemic to Japan, China, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. Recent studies have proved that it is capable of causing cancer of liver and bile duct, and in fact the International Agency for Research on Cancer has classed it as a group 1 biological carcinogen in 2009.

There is 1 alternative genome project for Clonorchis sinensis available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJDA72781

Genome Assembly & Annotation


The assembly was created using Illumina short reads, as described in Wang et al. (2018).


The annotation produced using MAKER2 using as evidence de novo gene predictions with AUGUSTUS, mapped RNASeq reads of both the Korean and Chinese C. sinensis isolate, and gene models from published genomes of other parasitic flatworms: F. hepatica, O. viverrini and _ S. mansoni _.

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyASM360417v1, GCA_003604175.1
Database VersionWBPS15
Genome Size562,768,885
Data SourceUniversity of Melbourne
Annotation Version2019-02-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes14,538
Non coding genes398
Small non coding genes398
Gene transcripts14,936

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