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