Cyclospora cayetanensis str. CHN_HEN01 (GCA_000769155.2) Assembly and Gene Annotation
About Cyclospora cayetanensis str. CHN_HEN01
Cyclospora cayetanensis is a parasite that causes disease in
humans, and, perhaps, in other primates. It has been linked in the
United States to fecally contaminated imported produce, and was
virtually unknown before about 1990, but has been on the rise since. The
health risk associated with the disease is usually confined to adult
foreigners visiting regions where the species is endemic and acquiring
the infection; consequently, C. cayetanensis is a cause of
This species was placed in the genus Cyclospora because of the spherical shape of its sporocysts. The species name refers to the Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru, where early epidemiological and taxonomic work was done.
General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.