First sequenced genome of a parasitic nematode

Elodie Ghedin, Shiliang Wang, Jeremy M. Foster, Barton E. Slatko

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The genome of the human filarial parasite, Brugia malayi, has been sequenced at ninefold redundancy using a whole-genome shotgun approach. This represents the first parasitic nematode genome to be decoded, and the data generated allows comparative analyses at the whole-genome scale with two Caenorhabditis free-living nematodes. An update on the current status and advances of the B. malayi project is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-153
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Parasitology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases


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