Book Chapter

Recent Advances in Elucidating Nematode Moulting - Prospects of Using Oesophagostomum dentatum as a Model

Martina Ondrovics, Robin B Gasserx, Anja Joachim

ADVANCES IN PARASITOLOGY, VOL 91 | Advances in Parasitology | ELSEVIER ACADEMIC PRESS INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

There are major gaps in our knowledge of many molecular biological processes that take place during the development of parasitic nematodes, in spite of the fact that understanding such processes could lead to new ways of treating and controlling parasitic diseases via the disruption of one or more biological pathways in the parasites. Progress in genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and bioinformatics now provides unique opportunities to investigate the molecular basis of key developmental processes in parasitic nematodes. The porcine nodule worm, Oesophagostomum dentatum, represents a large order (Strongylida) of socioeconomically important nematodes, and provides a useful platform for exp..

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