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Loa loa

BioProject PRJNA246086 | Data Source Institute for Genome Sciences | Taxonomy ID 7209

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

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyLLoa-hgap-1, GCA_000733445.1, May 2014
Database VersionWBPS9
Genome Size96,405,388
Data SourceInstitute for Genome Sciences
Annotation Version2015-06-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes12,473
Gene transcripts12,473

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