Microsatellite markers for the human nematode parasite Ascaris lumbricoides: development and assessment of utility. Academic Article uri icon


  • We describe 35 microsatellite markers from the human parasitic nematode Ascaris lumbricoides. We found 7 sex-linked markers and demonstrate that 26 autosomal loci can be scored reliably. These markers have high genetic variability and provide the tools to address multiple questions concerning the epidemiology, fine-scale genetic structure, host specificity, and mating systems of this parasite.

published proceedings

  • J Parasitol

author list (cited authors)

  • Criscione, C. D., Anderson, J. D., Raby, K., Sudimack, D., Subedi, J., Rai, D. R., ... Anderson, T.

citation count

  • 36

complete list of authors

  • Criscione, Charles D||Anderson, Joel D||Raby, Kyle||Sudimack, Dan||Subedi, Janardan||Rai, Dev R||Upadhayay, Ram P||Jha, Bharat||Williams-Blangero, Sarah||Anderson, Timothy JC

publication date

  • June 2007