Genome: Ancylostoma duodenale

Human Hookworm (A. duodenale).

Category
Invertebrates
Taxonomy
Nematode
Scientific Name
Ancylostoma duodenale
Common Name
Human Hookworm

Biology

Habitat

The McDonnell Genome Institute and collaborators are sequencing the human hookworm, Ancylostoma duodenale. 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. duodenale is a human parasite that lives in the intestine. It is difficult to study in a laboratory setting and is particularly harmful to children, causing chronic anemia, stunting growth and imparing intellectual development.

Sequencing Plan

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

Publications

None found.

Data Links

Species Name Data Type
Ancylostoma duodenale NCBI Genome Page Link