About Wuchereria bancrofti
The nematode Wuchereria bancrofti is a human parasite that is the major cause of lymphatic filariasis. It is the most prevalent human infective filarial worm, affecting over 120 million people, primarily in Central Africa and the Nile delta, South and Central America, and the tropical regions of Asia. If the infection is left untreated, it can develop into elephantiasis.
There is 1 alternative genome project for Wuchereria bancrofti available in WormBase ParaSite: PRJEB536
Genome Assembly & Annotation
The W. bancrofti genome has been sequenced by the Zimmerman laboratory at Case Western Reserve University as described in Small et al 2016.
The gene predictions were made by the Zimmerman laboratory at Case Western Reserve University as described in Small et al 2016.
- Small ST, Reimer LJ, Tisch DJ, King CL, Christensen BM, Siba PM, Kazura JW, Serre D, Zimmerman PA. Population genomics of the filarial nematode parasite Wuchereria bancrofti from mosquitoes. Mol Ecol, 2016;25(7):1465-1477
|Data Source||Case Western Reserve University|
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