Species table : Dirofilaria immitis

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Species Dirofilaria immitis
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Common Name: dog heartworm
Clade: Clade III
Disease: Heartworm is one of the most serious diseases of dogs and cats and is often fatal if untreated. Mosquito-borne worms live in the canine/feline pulmonary arteries causing damage to the heart and lungs. While avermectin-class drugs are widely used for prevention, the American Heartworm Society estimates that 27 million dogs are untreated in the U.S. Cases have been found in all 50 states and a 2002 veterinarian survey reported 244,000 positive heartworm tests.
Libraries: Library links
Sequencing: Washington University Nematode EST Project, The Genome Institute, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.
External Collaborators: Prema Arasu North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Project Contact: Makedonka Mitreva
NemaGene information: NemaGene Cluster Search
Sanger-based cluster count :1793
454-based cluster count       :unavailable
NemaBLAST database: BLAST vs. reads grouped by library
BLAST vs. transcript contigs & genes
Codon usage table: Codon Usage table
GO Associations: GO Associations
KEGG Associations: KEGG Associations(EST contigs)
Nembase4 species page: Dirofilaria immitis species page at Nembase4

 
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