The intestinal disease coccidiosis, caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Eimeria, is one of the most important livestock diseases in the world. It has a high impact in the poultry industry where parasite transmission is favoured by high-density housing of large numbers of susceptible birds. Seven species of Eimeria infect domestic chickens with Eimeria tenella causing the most serious disease.
The Eimeria tenella nuclear genome comprises 14 chromosomes and is estimated to be around 55Mb in size. The GC content is ~58%.
The genome assembly consists of 4664 scaffolds with an N50 of 204kb.
We are currently seeking publication of a manuscript describing our analysis of Eimeria genomes and therefore request that you consult with the Principle Investigators before publishing large scale analyses of the annotation or underlying sequence.
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