Haemonchus contortus: genome structure, organization and comparative genomics

Laing, R. , Martinelli, A., Tracey, A., Holroyd, N., Gilleard, J.S. and Cotton, J.A. (2016) Haemonchus contortus: genome structure, organization and comparative genomics. In: Gasser, R. B. and von Samson-Himmelstjerna, G. (eds.) Haemonchus contortus and Haemonchosis – Past, Present and Future Trends. Series: Advances in parasitology (93). Elsevier: Amsterdam, pp. 569-598. ISBN 9780128103951 (doi: 10.1016/bs.apar.2016.02.016)

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Abstract

One of the first genome sequencing projects for a parasitic nematode was that for Haemonchus contortus. The open access data from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute provided a valuable early resource for the research community, particularly for the identification of specific genes and genetic markers. Later, a second sequencing project was initiated by the University of Melbourne, and the two draft genome sequences for H. contortus were published back-to-back in 2013. There is a pressing need for long-range genomic information for genetic mapping, population genetics and functional genomic studies, so we are continuing to improve the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute assembly to provide a finished reference genome for H. contortus. This review describes this process, compares the H. contortus genome assemblies with draft genomes from other members of the strongylid group and discusses future directions for parasite genomics using the H. contortus model.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cotton, Dr James and Laing, Dr Roz
Authors: Laing, R., Martinelli, A., Tracey, A., Holroyd, N., Gilleard, J.S., and Cotton, J.A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0065308X
ISBN:9780128103951
Published Online:11 April 2016

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