blood fluke


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Synonyms for blood fluke

flatworms parasitic in the blood vessels of mammals

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With the blood fluke genome research, we have 300 million base pairs to study, and have 6-7 times more calculations in each step.
But hookworms, like blood flukes, can directly penetrate the skin and burrow into a capillary.
However, of the 55 bodies of water where Bulinus snails were found, only 1 contained gastropods with Schistosoma cercariae, and results of a search for blood flukes in 220 small rodents (known for being susceptible to S.
A chronic and debilitating disease caused by blood flukes, schistosomiasis kills 300,000 people each year, a death toll second only to malaria among parasitic diseases, and leaves more than 200 million people chronically ill.
CHGC implemented the first phase of blood fluke genomics sequencing using the new SGI(R) RASC(TM) Appliance and SGI InfiniteStorage 350 storage solution, installed in February.
A debilitating disease caused by blood flukes, schistosomiasis kills 300,000 people a year, a death toll second only to malaria among parasitic diseases, and leaves more than 200 million people chronically ill.
Throughout sub-Saharan Africa, Biomphalaria pfeifferi snails are freshwater intermediate hosts for Schistosoma mansoni blood flukes, which cause intestinal schistosomiasis (1).
Professor Hoffmann said: "We are incredibly pleased that the Wellcome Trust has selected our team to develop these cutting-edge resources, which will revolutionise our ability to study and manipulate parasitic flatworms including blood flukes and tapeworms.
But if they hold up, the lenses could be used to diagnose for the blood flukes parasite or to help analyze blood smears, pap smears, or urinalysis.
At least 410,000 pupils with Schistosomiasis (SCH) -- a disease caused by parasitic blood flukes, known as schistosomes -- and intestinal worms will be treated through the programme.
PHYLOGENY OF VERTEBRATE BLOOD FLUKES (PLATYHELMINTHES: DIGENEA; SCHISTOSOMATOIDEA), WITH EMPHASIS ON "FISH BLOOD FLUKES" (APOROCOTYLIDAE).