Species page : Onchocerca volvulus

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Species Onchocerca volvulus

Image Credit: Peter Fischer, PhD

Common Name: African Riverblindness nematodes
Clade: Clade III
Disease: Onchocersiasis (African Riverblindness) infects an estimated 18 million people worldwide resulting in 270,000 cases of bilateral blindness and 1 million cases of visual impairment. It is the second most common cause of infectious blindness.
Sequencing: Smith College (Williams Laboratory)
External Collaborators: Biology and Epidemiology
TIGR Onchocercha Gene Index
Steve Williams, Smith College
Project Contact: Makedonka Mitreva
NemaGene information: NemaGene gene count :11,300 (RNAseq expression data available)
Codon usage table: Codon Usage table
KEGG Associations: NemaPath
Mass Spec data: mass spec data avaliable
WormBase genome: Onchocerca volvulus at WormBase
WormBase Parasite: Onchocerca volvulus species page at WormBase ParaSite
Nembase4 species page: Onchocerca volvulus species page at Nembase4
Sanger Institute genome resource: Onchocerca volvulus genome resources at the Sanger Institute v4.0           Copyright Statement
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