About Brugia malayi
Brugia malayi is a gonochoristic, parasitic nematode. It is one of the causative agents of lymphatic filariasis in humans. Lymphatic filariasis, is a chronic, debilitating condition characterized by swelling of the lower limbs. The lifecycle of B. malayi involves four life stages in a mosquito host (Culex, Aedes and Anopheles), after which infectious microfilariae are transmitted to human hosts. Due to this it is restricted to South and South East Asia. B. malayi contains an Wolbachia endosymbiont, with horizontal gene transfer occurring. It is one of the tropical diseases targeted for elimination by the year 2020 by the World Health Organization.
- B. malayi data at WormBase
- B. malayi data at WormBase ParaSite
- Filariasis Research Reagents Center
- Brugia malayi TRS strain Wolbachia Genome at Ensembl Genomes
- WHO Global Program to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis
Taxonomy ID 6279
Data source WormBase
What can I find? Homologues, gene trees, and whole genome alignments across multiple species.
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This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor: