Ancylostoma

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Ancylostoma

[‚aŋ·kə′läs·tə·mə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A genus of roundworms, commonly known as hookworms, in the order Ancylostomidae; parasites of humans, dogs, and cats.
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Ancylostoma ceylanicum, a re-emerging but neglected parasitic zoonosis.
High prevalence of Ancylostoma ceylanicum hookworm infections in humans, Cambodia, 2012.
Epidemiological and genetic data supporting the transmission of Ancylostoma ceylanicum among human and domestic animals.
Expression of acquired immunity to the hookworm Ancylostoma ceylanicum in hamsters.
The scientists reported Monday in the journal Nature Genetics that they identified nearly 31,000 active genes in the tiny blood-sucking worm known as Ancylostoma ceylanicum.
This study is one of the first to look at the Ancylostoma genome, which is important because this genus causes the remainder of the world's hookworm cases and because Ancylostoma ceylanicum is the hookworm that is best adapted to a small laboratory animal model -- the hamster.