Dirofilaria immitis

The genome of the heartworm Dirofilaria immitis has been added to the upcoming WS240 release of WormBase. The data shown is based on the latest version of the genome and geneset provided by the Blaxter lab in Edinburgh.

D.immitis is an important parasite of dogs and transmitted by mosquitos in warmer climate zones (especially throughout southern Europe and the Americas) and is also commonly known as dog heart worm.

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