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Necator americanus

Taxonomy ID 51031

The nematode Necator americanus, or human hookworm, lives in the intestines and is particularly harmful to children, causing chronic anemia, stunting growth and impairing intellectual development. N. americanus is the most prevalent species of human parasite and therefore important from a public health standpoint.

Genome Projects

There are 2 genome projects for Necator americanus:

  • PRJNA1007425: (Strain Aroian)
  • PRJNA72135: Genome Institute at Washington University (Strain N. amaericanus Hunan isolate)