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Genetic code cracked for worldwide dog and human parasite

This parasite causes toxocariasis, a disease that mainly affects and is of worldwide socioeconomic importance as hundreds of millions of humans across the world are potentially exposed to the roundworm T. canis. It can also be fatal to young puppies, especially if untreated, when hundreds of worms up to 15 centimeters in length can pack out the entire small intestines.

Adult Toxocara canis
This is an adult Toxocara canis.
Credit:UOM


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University of Melbourne