Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Schistosome Genome

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2828

Nuclear genome size ≥270 Mb

Chromosomes 8 pairs (7 pairs of autosomes, 1 pair of sex chromosomes, male ZZ, female ZW = heterogametic)

Gene copies ∼14,000

Repetitive content 40–60 %

Mitochondrial genome size 14,500 nucleotides

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