NIAID, Partners Sequence Genome of Worm that Causes Elephantiasis, River Blindness | GenomeWeb
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Researchers with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, the J. Craig Venter Institute, Johns Hopkins University and other partner institutions have completed a draft sequence of the genome of a parasitic worm that causes elephantiasis and river blindness and is common in South Asia and in Indonesia.
 
Brugia malayi is a worm of the type called filarial nematode, which has four larval stages and moves through two host types, humans and mosquitoes.
 

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