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StatusReference proteome
Proteinsi <p>Number of protein entries associated with this proteome: UniProtKB entries for regular proteomes or UniParc entries for redundant proteomes (<a href="/help/proteome%5Fredundancy">more...</a>)</p> 10,763
Gene counti <p>This is the total number of unique genes found in the proteome set, algorithmically computed. For each gene, a single representative protein sequence is chosen from the proteome. Where possible, reviewed (Swiss-Prot) protein sequences are chosen as the representatives.</p> - Download one protein sequence per gene (FASTA)
Proteome IDi <p>The proteome identifier (UPID) is the unique identifier assigned to the set of proteins that constitute the <a href="">proteome</a>. It consists of the characters 'UP' followed by 9 digits, is stable across releases and can therefore be used to cite a UniProt proteome.<p><a href='/help/proteome_id' target='_top'>More...</a></p>UP000009046
Taxonomy121224 - Pediculus humanus subsp. corporis
Last modifiedJune 28, 2020
Genome assembly and annotationi <p>Identifier for the genome assembly (<a href="">more...</a>)</p> GCA_000006295.1 from EnsemblMetazoa full
CompletenessClose to Standard

Pediculus humanus subsp. corporis, the body louse, is an obligate human ectoparasite and is a vector for the bacterial agents that cause a number of human diseases including epidemic typhus, relapsing fever, and trench fever. Body lice typically live in the seams of the host's clothing and infestations are associated with wearing the same clothing for prolonged periods of time without washing so are common among the homeless and following natural disasters. Lice hatch 6-9 days after eggs are laid, typically feed five times a day and molt three times in 10 days. Adults survive for about 20 days. Lice can lay 200 eggs but require humidity levels above 40% for survival and survive best at 29-32C.

The body louse genome sequence is one of the smallest known insect genomes, spanning 108 Mb. Despite its status as an obligate parasite, it displays a remarkably complete basal repertoire of almost 11,000 protein-coding genes and more than 50 microRNAs.

Componentsi <p>Genomic components encoding the proteome</p>

Component nameGenome Accession(s)
Component representationProteins
Partially assembled WGS sequence10763
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