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Onchocerca ochengi

Taxonomy ID 42157

The nematode Onchocerca ochengi is a filarial parasite of cattle, and is native to West Africa, including Cameroon. O. ochengi is very closely related to the human-parasitic Onchocerca volvulus, the tractability of the bovine host makes the O. ochengi-cattle model a useful one in vaccine and drug development work forĀ Onchocerca.

Genome Projects

There are 2 genome projects for Onchocerca ochengi:

  • PRJEB1204: Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (Strain Ngaoundere)
  • PRJEB1465: University of Edinburgh