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Ascaris suum

Taxonomy ID 6253

The nematode Ascaris suum is the large roundworm parasite of pigs and the causative agent of ascariasis. It is closely related to A. lumbricoides, the human large roundworm parasite, one of the most common human parasitic infections in the world. Cross infections of A. suum to humans and A. lumbricoides to pigs has been reported.

Genome Projects

There are 2 genome projects for Ascaris suum:

  • PRJNA62057: University of Colorado Denver / Genome Institute at Washington University (Strain A. suum US isolate)
  • PRJNA80881: University of Melbourne (Strain A. suum Australian isolate)

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