The genome of a blood fluke associated with human cancer.

Nat Genet. 2012 Jan 27;44(2):116-8.


The sequencing of the genome and transcriptome of Schistosoma haematobium, a highly prevalent blood fluke and human parasite with a proven link to malignant bladder cancer, marks the 160(th) anniversary of its discovery as the first schistosome known to infect humans. Comparative genomic analyses of S. haematobium and the more prevalent human-schistosomiasis pathogens (Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma japonicum) identified both shared and distinct genomic features.


Mitreva M.

Institute Authors

Makedonka Mitreva, Ph.D.