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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

Genome assembly: LLoa-hgap-1

The genome was sequenced by the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland, as described by Tallon et al (2014).

Gene annotation

The gene predictions were made by the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland, as described by Tallon et al (2014).

What can I find? Protein-coding and non-coding genes, splice variants, cDNA and protein sequences, non-coding RNAs.

Comparative genomics

What can I find? Orthologues, paralogues, and gene trees across multiple species.

More information and statistics

Key Publications

Statistics

AssemblyLLoa-hgap-1, GCA_000733445.1, May 2014
Database VersionWBPS8
Genome Size96,405,388
Data SourceInstitute for Genome Sciences
Annotation Version2015-06-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes12,473
Gene transcripts12,473

Assembly Statistics

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