Species page : Dirofilaria immitis

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Species Dirofilaria immitis
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
Available cDNAs:
Sanger ESTs:   3999 reads   2534 contigs   nucleotide link   protein link
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 gene count :12,857
NemaBLAST database: BLAST vs. reads grouped by library
BLAST vs. transcript contigs & genes
Codon usage table: Codon Usage table
NemFam database: NemFam search
GO Associations: GO Associations
KEGG Associations: NemaPath
Mass Spec data: mass spec data avaliable
WormBase genome: Dirofilaria immitis at WormBase
WormBase Parasite: Dirofilaria immitis species page at WormBase ParaSite
Nembase4 species page: Dirofilaria immitis species page at Nembase4 v4.0           Copyright Statement
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