Schistosomal are a genus of trematodes commonly known as blood flukes
as their adults reside in blood capillaries.
It was probably not coincidental that the first parasite to be reported from the Lake was a turtle leech, the first digene distribution record involved turtle hosts, and the first new species description was for a turtle blood fluke
. Furthermore, species richness among the Lake turtle community was reflected in the most frequently cited study originating from the Lake, namely Byrd's report on species diversity of spirorchiid blood flukes
CHGC implemented blood fluke
genomics sequencing using the SGI RASC Appliance for Bioinformatics and SGI InfiniteStorage 350 storage solution.
This blood fluke
(magnified 550 times) causes diarrhea.
In addition, certain Schistosoma blood fluke
species, especially S.
Professor Hoffmann and colleagues show for the first time that genomic DNA of the blood fluke
Schistosoma mansoni is methylated and go on to identify the protein (a DNA methyltransferase) that is likely to mediate this process.
To help extinguish effects of the ancient parasite, the Schistosoma japonicum or blood fluke
--one of the major infectious parasites to a wide range of hosts including primates, rodents, carnivores, and humans -- Chinese Scientists at the China National Human Genome Center (CHGC) in Shanghai are using SGI (NASDAQ:SGIC) compute technology running a Mitrion-accelerated BioInformatics application to improve early disease diagnosis and discover new drugs to effectively treat disease caused by this parasite.
Bullard had identified one novel parasite, a blood fluke
. "As part of my work, I was going to describe and name it," he says.
Schistosoma nasale caused Nasal schistosomosis is an important blood fluke
disease in bovines especially cattle in India.
In a paper entitled "Cytosine methylation regulates oviposition in the pathogenic blood fluke
Schistosoma mansoni," which is published in Nature Communications, Professor Karl Hoffmann from the University's Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences outlines how they have identified a specific DNA modification of the parasitic flatworm Schistosoma mansoni that gives rise to the disease schistosomiasis.
Kolawole described the ailment as an acute and chronic parasitic disease caused by blood flukes
(trematode worms) of the genus Schistosoma.