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Wuchereria bancrofti

Taxonomy ID 6293

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.

Genome Projects

There are 2 genome projects for Wuchereria bancrofti:

  • PRJEB536: Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
  • PRJNA275548: Case Western Reserve University (Strain 17-3)