Species page : Necator americanus

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The genome of the human, blood-feeding hookworm Necator americanus has been decoded!

Species Necator americanus

Photo Credit:
Image: Necator americanus from Peter Durbin

Common Name: Human Hookworm
Clade: Clade V
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.
Sequencing: Edinburgh University, Blaxter Laboratory and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
External Collaborators: Please contact Makedonka Mitreva to establish a collaboration.
Project Contact: Makedonka Mitreva
Citations: Necator americanus abstract
NemaGene information: NemaGene gene count :19,153
Codon usage table: Codon Usage table
Nemabrowser gene annotations: NemaBrowse
KEGG Associations: NemaPath
Gene Expression data: RNAseq data
Assembly data availability: cDNA assembly available
NCBI BioProject id: PRJNA72135
WormBase genome: Necator americanus at WormBase
WormBase Parasite: Necator americanus species page at WormBase ParaSite
Nembase4 species page: Necator americanus species page at Nembase4

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