About Loa loa
The nematode Loa loa, or eye worm, is the filarial species that causes Loa loa filariasis. L. loa is one of three parasitic filarial nematodes that cause human subcutaneous filariasis in Africa and India. Maturing larvae and adults of the "eye worm" occupy the subcutaneous layer of the skin the fat layer of humans, causing disease.
There is 1 alternative genome project for Loa loa available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJNA60051
Genome Assembly & Annotation
The genome was sequenced by the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland, as described by Tallon et al (2014).
The gene predictions were made by the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland, as described by Tallon et al (2014).
- Tallon LJ, Liu X, Bennuru S, Chibucos MC, Godinez A, Ott S, Zhao X, Sadzewicz L, Fraser CM, Nutman TB, Dunning Hotopp JC. Single molecule sequencing and genome assembly of a clinical specimen of Loa loa, the causative agent of loiasis. BMC Genomics, 2014;15():788
|Assembly||LLoa-hgap-1, GCA_000733445.1, May 2014|
|Data Source||Institute for Genome Sciences|
This widget has been derived from the assembly-stats code developed by the Lepbase project at the University of Edinburgh