We are pleased to announce the third release of WormBase ParaSite, the home for parasitic worm draft genomes and genomic data in WormBase.
This release includes two new annotated genomes, taking the total number of nematode and flatworm genomes in WormBase ParaSite to 99, representing 90 species. The new genomes are:
- Echinococcus canadensis (PRJEB8992)
- Loa loa (PRJNA246086)
This release also includes a REST API, providing language-neutral programmatic access to ParaSite data via a RESTful interface (http://parasite.wormbase.org/api/), and an improved BLAST search which is faster and has no limit on the number of species that can be BLASTed against (http://parasite.wormbase.org/Tools/Blast).
Finally, in this release we are displaying tapeworm RNASeq data for the species Echinococcus granulosus, Echinococcus multilocularis and Hymenolepis microstoma (as example). We will be including more transcriptomic data sets in upcoming ParaSite releases so if you would like to suggest datasets you would like to see displayed please get in touch!