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.
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- Infectious Diseases