The McDonnell Genome Institute and collaborators are sequencing the hookworm, Ancylostoma ceylanicum. Hookworm diseases are extremely common in the tropics and sub-tropics, with a disease burden comparable to measles and exceeding that of diabetes and lung cancer. A. ceylanicum is a parasite that attaches to the intestine of animals - particularly hamsters - causing anemia in the host. It is a good model for studying human hookworms.
|Species Name||Data Type|
|Ancylostoma ceylanicum||NCBI Genome Page Link|