blood fluke


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blood fluke

blood fluke

a parasitic flatworm of the class Trematoda, genus Schistosoma, including the species S. haematobium, S. japonicum, and S. mansoni. See also Schistosoma, schistosomiasis.

blood fluke

Schistosoma, a close relative of the liver FLUKE, causing BILHARZIA in man.

blood fluke

see schistosoma and other less common genera of the family Schistosomatidae.
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The CHGC also recognized that the research into the genome of the blood fluke would require them to run much more than BLAST-n.
They are relevant to medical researchers because they are the putative immediate ancestors to the blood flukes that cause schistosomiasis (Schistosomatidae), a disease that debilitates millions of people annually.
Bilharzias, also known as Schistosomiasis, or snail fever, is a primarily tropical parasitic disease caused by the larvae of one or more of five types of flatworms or blood flukes known as schistosomes.
Schistosomes are blood flukes, or flatworms, that infect people through the skin during the parasite's waterborne larval stage.
Bilharziasis Parasites called blood flukes are responsible for this disease, which affects 200 million people a year in Egypt, Africa, the Far East, South America, Portugal and Cyprus.
Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease caused by blood flukes (trematodes) of the genus Schistosoma.
To the Editor: Schistosomiasis, known since ancient times, is caused by blood flukes (Trematoda: Schistosomidae).
The parasites that cause this disease, several related species of blood flukes, are also fascinating subjects for biologic research because of their complexity, relatively long lifespan, and remarkable host-parasite biology.