Genome: Ancylostoma ceylanicum

A. ceylanicum Hookworm.

Category
Invertebrates
Taxonomy
Nematode
Scientific Name
Ancylostoma ceylanicum
Common Name
Hookworm

Biology

Habitat

The 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.

Sequencing Plan

Please see Whitepaper (pdf) and Nematode.net page.

Data Links

Species Name Data Type
Ancylostoma ceylanicum NCBI Genome Page Link