NOTE: The genome sequence and annotation represented here correspond with the original publication of the genome (Desjardins et al, 2013). For the latest L. loa data, including alternative genome assemblies, please visit WormBase ParaSite.

About Loa loa

Loa loa, the African eye worm, is a parasitic nematode and the causative agent of subcutaneous filariasis in human. Unlike B.malayi it does not contain obligate Wolbachia endosymbionts. Its life cycle contains an insect stage in a Chrysops host where it develops into an infectious larvae stage. Its geographic distribution is mainly Africa and India.

Taxonomy ID 7209

Data source Broad

More information and statistics

Gene annotation

What can I find? Protein-coding and non-coding genes, splice variants, cDNA and protein sequences, non-coding RNAs.

More about this genebuild

Download genes, cDNAs, ncRNA, proteins - FASTA - GFF3

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Comparative genomics

What can I find? Homologues, gene trees, and whole genome alignments across multiple species.

More about comparative analyses

Phylogenetic overview of gene families

Download alignments (EMF)

Genomic alignments [4] [Show»«Hide
Loa loa : Brugia malayiLASTZ_NET | stats
Loa loa : Brugia malayiTRANSLATED_BLAT_NET | stats
Loa loa : Caenorhabditis elegansLASTZ_NET | stats
Loa loa : Caenorhabditis elegansTRANSLATED_BLAT_NET | stats
]

Variation

This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor:

Variant Effect Predictor

Other data

Various protein and cDNA sequences have been aligned to the L. loa genome and can be viewed on the genome browser:

  • Complete protein sets from human (UniProtKB), D. melanogaster (FlyBase), S. cerevisae (SGD), and selected other nematodes (WormBase)
  • All other reviewed protein sequences from UniProtKB
  • ESTs and mRNAs from other nematodes in WormBase

About this species