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Echinococcus granulosus

Taxonomy ID 6210

The cestode Echinococcus granulosus is a member of the Cyclophyllidea, which comprise the majority of tapeworms that are of medical importance. Adult E. granulosus parasitise the small intestines of dogs and other canids. Larval stages cause the serious and life-threatening human diseases cystic echinococcosis. E. granulosus has a worldwide distribution.

Genome Projects

There are 3 genome projects for Echinococcus granulosus:

  • PRJEB121: Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (Strain G1)
  • PRJNA182977: Chinese National Human Genome Center (Strain G1)
  • PRJNA754835: Echinococcus granulosus, also called the dog tapeworm, is a cyclophyllid cestode that resides in the small intestine of canids. (Strain EgG1s_protoscolex)