Brugia malayi (Nematode, FR3) (Bmal-4.0)

NOTE: The genome sequence and annotation for B. malayi are updated in Ensembl Metazoa infrequently. The data here correspond with WormBase WS279. For the latest genome and annotation, please visit WormBase ParaSite or WormBase.

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.

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Taxonomy ID 6279

Data source WormBase

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Genome assembly: Bmal-4.0

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Gene annotation

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

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

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