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Proteome nameGiardia intestinalis ATCC 50803 - Reference proteome
Proteome IDiUP000001548
StrainATCC 50803 / WB clone C6
Taxonomy184922 - Giardia intestinalis (strain ATCC 50803 / WB clone C6)
Last modifiedFebruary 4, 2017
Genome assembly and annotationi GCA_000002435.1 from ENA/EMBL

Giardia intestinalis (also called Giardia lamblia, Giardia duodenalis) is an important human intestinal parasite belonging to the taxonomic group Excavates. It is a flagellated protozoan parasite that has two similar, transcriptionally active diploid nuclei and no mitochondria or peroxisomes.

The parasite colonizes and reproduces in the small intestine, causing giardiasis that is characterized by malabsorption and severe diarrhea. Major modes of transmission include contaminated water supplies and sexual activity.

Giardia intestinalis is rigorously under research for its significance in epidemiology, clinical medicine and evolutionary biology.

The reference proteome of Giardia intestinalis is derived from the genome sequence prepared by the Giardia lamblia Genome Project managed by the Marine Biology Laboratories in Woods Hole. The genome is 11.7Mb in size and contains 6,470 predicted protein-coding genes distributed throughout five chromosomes.


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Component nameGenome Accession(s)
Unassembled WGS sequence7154