Ascaris suum genome in WormBase

The newly published Ascaris suum genome (Aaron Jex, et al, Nature 2011 Oct 2) is available at WormBase including it’s geneset. The data has been added to GBrowse/BLAT/BLAST and can be downloaded as FASTA/GFF3 files from the WormBase FTP server.

Ascaris suum is a model for other parasitic Ascaris, as well as causing itself economic damage to pig farming. In addition it is known to be resistant to a large number of antihelminth chemicals.