Background: Scabies is one of the most common and widespread parasitic skin infections globally, affecting a large range of mammals including humans, yet the molecular biology of Sarcoptes scabiei is astonishingly understudied. Research has been hampered primarily due to the difficulty of sampling or culturing these obligatory parasitic mites. A further and major impediment to identify and functionally analyse potential therapeutic targets from the recently emerging molecular databases is the lack of appropriate molecular tools.
|Authors||Fernando, Deepani D.; Marr, Edward J.; Zakrzewski, Martha; Reynolds, Simone L.; Burgess, Stewart T. G.; Fischer, Katja|
|Journal||PARASITES & VECTORS|
|Funding Body||Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council|