Getting trichy: Tools and approaches to interrogating Trichomonas vaginalis in a post-genome world

Melissa D. Conrad, Martina Bradic, Sally D. Warring, Andrew W. Gorman, Jane M. Carlton

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Abstract

Trichomonas vaginalis is a parasite of the urogenital tract in men and women, with a worldwide presence and significant implications for global public health. T. vaginalis research entered the age of genomics with the publication of the first genome sequence in 2007, but subsequent utilization of other 'omics' technologies and methods has been slow. Here, we review some of the tools and approaches available to interrogate T. vaginalis biology, with an emphasis on recent advances and current limitations, and draw attention to areas where further efforts are needed to examine effectively the complex and intriguing biology of the parasite.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-25
Number of pages9
JournalTrends in Parasitology
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Evolution.
  • Molecular tools
  • Omics
  • Population genetics
  • Trichomonas vaginalis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases

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