About Toxocara canis
The nematode Toxocara canis, or dog roundworm, is a worldwide-distributed intestinal parasite of dogs and other canids, and is thought to be the most common parasite infection of humans in the United States of America. It has a wide host range. Humans are infected by accidental ingestion of infective eggs from dog faeces, causing toxocariasis, an infection of organs such as the liver, lungs, eyes or brain. T. canis has many characteristics that make it a useful model system.
There is 1 alternative genome project for Toxocara canis available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJEB533
Genome Assembly & Annotation
- Zhu XQ, Korhonen PK, Cai H, Young ND, Nejsum P, von Samson-Himmelstjerna G, Boag PR, Tan P, Li Q, Min J, Yang Y, Wang X, Fang X, Hall RS, Hofmann A, Sternberg PW, Jex AR, Gasser RB. Genetic blueprint of the zoonotic pathogen Toxocara canis. Nat Commun, 2015;6():6145
|University of Melbourne
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