Ascaris suum draft genome

  title={Ascaris suum draft genome},
  author={Aaron R. Jex and Shiping Liu and Bo Li and Neil D. Young and Ross S. Hall and Yingrui Li and Linfeng Yang and Na Zeng and Xun Xu and Zijun Xiong and Fangyuan Chen and Xuan Wu and Guojie Zhang and Xiaodong Fang and Yi Min Kang and G. A. Anderson and Todd W. Harris and Bronwyn Evelyn Campbell and Johnny Vlaminck and Tao T. Wang and Cinzia Cantacessi and Erich M. Schwarz and Shoba Ranganathan and Peter Geldhof and Peter Nejsum and Paul W. Sternberg and Huanming Yang and Jun Wang and Jian Wang and Robin B. Gasser},
Parasitic diseases have a devastating, long-term impact on human health, welfare and food production worldwide. More than two billion people are infected with geohelminths, including the roundworms Ascaris (common roundworm), Necator and Ancylostoma (hookworms), and Trichuris (whipworm), mainly in developing or impoverished nations of Asia, Africa and Latin America. In humans, the diseases caused by these parasites result in about 135,000 deaths annually, with a global burden comparable with… CONTINUE READING
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