Question: Any database of parasitic worm species?
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16 months ago by
lefthandgergo10 wrote:


Does anyone know any database, which collects a list of parasitic worm species? I've only found some dbs which describe diseases, caused by these organisms, and could not find a referenceable, well-organized list of them anywhere.


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ADD COMMENTlink modified 16 months ago by Pierre Lindenbaum131k • written 16 months ago by lefthandgergo10
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16 months ago by
France/Nantes/Institut du Thorax - INSERM UMR1087
Pierre Lindenbaum131k wrote:

there is a Species interaction datasets database available for download at

$ wget -O - -q "" | gunzip  -c | cut -f1,3,33,35,37 | grep -i parasite

EOL:12001247    Leptoconchus massini    parasiteOf  EOL:200339  Fungia repanda
EOL:12001247    Leptoconchus massini    parasiteOf  EOL:200324  Fungia concinna
EOL:12001243    Leptoconchus inpleuractis   parasiteOf  EOL:200337  Fungia paumotensis
EOL:12001243    Leptoconchus inpleuractis   parasiteOf  EOL:200336  Fungia moluccensis
EOL:12001243    Leptoconchus inpleuractis   parasiteOf  EOL:200333  Fungia gravis
EOL:12001242    Leptoconchus inpileus   parasiteOf  EOL_V2:200352   Halomitra pileus
EOL:12001241    Leptoconchus inlimax    parasiteOf  EOL_V2:200354   Herpolitha limax
EOL:12001239    Leptoconchus ingranulosa    parasiteOf  EOL:200332  Fungia granulosa
EOL:12001238    Leptoconchus ingrandifungi  parasiteOf  EOL_V2:200365   Sandalolitha dentata
EOL:12001237    Leptoconchus infungites parasiteOf  FBC:SLB:SpecCode:45838  Fungia fungites
EOL:12001236    Leptoconchus incycloseris   parasiteOf  EOL:200325  Fungia costulata
WORMS:847839    Umimayanthus parasiticus    parasiteOf  WORMS:166232    Callyspongia (Cladochalina) vaginalis
WORMS:847839    Umimayanthus parasiticus    parasiteOf  WORMS:166232    Callyspongia (Cladochalina) vaginalis
EOL_V2:620727   Spirobranchus giganteus parasiteOf  EOL_V2:538613   Neofibularia nolitangere
EOL_V2:620727   Spirobranchus giganteus parasiteOf  EOL_V2:335778   Ircinia felix
EOL_V2:620727   Spirobranchus giganteus parasiteOf  WORMS:169016    Monanchora arbuscula
EOL_V2:620727   Spirobranchus giganteus parasiteOf  WORMS:169121    Desmapsamma anchorata
EOL_V2:620727   Spirobranchus giganteus parasiteOf  WORMS:166232    Callyspongia (Cladochalina) vaginalis
WORMS:328023    Fauchaldius cyrtauloni  parasiteOf  WORMS:171796    Cyrtaulon sigsbeei
WORMS:421835    Upogebia annae  parasiteOf  WORMS:131849    Xestospongia sp.
EOL_V2:1039933  Leucothoe spinicarpa    parasiteOf  EOL_V2:335032   Spheciospongia vesparium

you'll 'just' need to determine if an organism is a worm or not.

ADD COMMENTlink written 16 months ago by Pierre Lindenbaum131k

Isn't that specified in column 1 (WORMS:847839)?

ADD REPLYlink written 16 months ago by genomax92k

i think the identifiers come from several databases (? ) It could be in EOL (encyclopedia of life) while still being a worm...

ADD REPLYlink written 16 months ago by Pierre Lindenbaum131k

Looks like it. Fauchaldius cyrtauloni and Upogebia annae are worms but Umimayanthus parasiticus is a coral.

ADD REPLYlink written 16 months ago by genomax92k

Thank you very much! I did not specify in my question, but I'm looking for a db with human parasites, but this website seems good as well!

ADD REPLYlink written 15 months ago by lefthandgergo10
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