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.
New blood flukes
(Trematoda: Spirochiidae) from the marine turtle, Chelonia mydas (L.
Schistosomes are blood flukes
, or flatworms, that infect people through the skin during the parasite's waterborne larval stage.
, another type of metazoan, cause schistosomiasis, a major public-health problem affecting more than 200 million people in Africa, Asia, and South America.
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.
On two blood flukes
(trematoda) of the family Spirorchiidae Stunkard, 1921 from Indian marine turtles.
To the Editor: Schistosomiasis, known since ancient times, is caused by blood flukes