The genome of Schistosoma haematobium

B Li, S Liu, L Yang, Z Xiong, Y Li, X Xu, F Chen, X Wu, G Zhang, X Fang, Y Kang, H Yang, J Wang, J Wang & Z Yan
Schistosoma haematobium is an important digenetic trematode, and is found in the Middle East, India, Portugal and Africa. It is a major agent of schistosomiasis. More specifically, it is associated with urinary schistosomiasis. Adults are found in the Venous plexuses around the urinary bladder and the released eggs traverse the wall of the bladder causing haematuria and fibrosis of the bladder. The bladder becomes calcified, and there is increased pressure on ureters and kidneys otherwise...