Ancylostoma duodenale

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Ancylostoma duodenale


Image: Anterior of Ancylostoma duodenale

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Common Name: Human Hookworm
Disease: Hookworms attach to capillary beds in the small intestine of a host where they suck blood resulting in anemia. Hookworms (A. duodenale & N. americanus) are a major cause of chronic anemia and growth stunting in children worldwide, particularly in the tropics. An estimated 1.28 billion people are infected.
Human parasite.
Clade V. Strongylid
Libraries: Forthcoming
Available ESTs: 0
Planned ESTs: -
NemaGene Cluster Status: Not yet begun.
Sequencing: The Washington University Nematode EST Project, Genome Sequencing Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.
GSC Collaborators: Please contact Makedonka Mitreva to establish a collaboration.
Links: CDC Fact Sheet facts
Human Parasitic Nematode Links
Contact: Makedonka Mitreva
Reference: Citation



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