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Loa loa

BioProject PRJNA60051 | Data Source Broad Institute | 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: PRJNA246086

Genome assembly: Loa_loa_V3

The L. loa genome was sequenced by the Filarial Worms sequencing project at BROAD institute, as described by Desjardins et al (2013).

Gene annotation

The gene predictions were made by the Filarial Worms sequencing project at BROAD institute, as described by Desjardins et al (2013). The version represented here is consistent with the INSDC records.

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

AssemblyLoa_loa_V3, GCA_000183805.2
StrainL. loa Cameroon isolate
Database VersionWBPS8
Genome Size91,373,458
Data SourceBroad Institute
Annotation Version2014-05-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes14,908
Gene transcripts15,445

Assembly Statistics

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