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Trichuris suis

Taxonomy ID 68888

The nematode Trichuris suis, or whipworm, is a parasite of pigs that is found worldwide, but is most prevalent in warm, humid climates. Critical infestations of T. suis may cause acute morbidity and mortality in young female pigs. T. suis has been shown in trials to colonize humans briefly without triggering infections.

Genome Projects

There are 3 genome projects for Trichuris suis:

  • PRJNA179528: Genome Institute at Washington University
  • PRJNA208415: University of Melbourne, male isolate (Strain DCEP-RM93M)
  • PRJNA208416: University of Melbourne, female isolate (Strain DCEP-RM93F)