The mitochondrial genome of Toxocara canis.

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Aaron R Jex ; Andrea Waeschenbach ; D Timothy J Littlewood ; Min Hu ; Robin B Gasser (2008)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, volume 2, issue 8 (issn: 1935-2735, eissn: 1935-2735)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC2483351, doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000273
  • Subject: RC955-962 | Research Article | Biochemistry/Structural Genomics | RA1-1270 | Public aspects of medicine | Genetics and Genomics/Genomics | Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine | Infectious Diseases/Helminth Infections | Genetics and Genomics/Comparative Genomics

Toxocara canis (Ascaridida: Nematoda), which parasitizes (at the adult stage) the small intestine of canids, can be transmitted to a range of other mammals, including humans, and can cause the disease toxocariasis. Despite its significance as a pathogen, the genetics, e... View more
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