Recent advances in Schistosoma genomics

Mourao, M. M., Grunau, C., LoVerde, P. T., Jones, M. K. and Oliveira, G. (2012) Recent advances in Schistosoma genomics. Parasite Immunology, 34 2-3: 151-162. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3024.2011.01349.x


Author Mourao, M. M.
Grunau, C.
LoVerde, P. T.
Jones, M. K.
Oliveira, G.
Title Recent advances in Schistosoma genomics
Formatted title
Recent advances in Schistosoma genomics
Journal name Parasite Immunology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0141-9838
1365-3024
Publication date 2012-02
Year available 2011
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-3024.2011.01349.x
Volume 34
Issue 2-3
Start page 151
End page 162
Total pages 12
Editor K. Brehm
J. M. Carlton
K. F. Hoffmann
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Schistosome research has entered the genomic era with the publications reporting the Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma japonicum genomes. Schistosome genomics is motivated by the need for new control tools. However, much can also be learned about the biology of Schistosoma, which is a tractable experimental model. In this article, we review the recent achievements in the field of schistosome research and discuss future perspectives on genomics and how it can be integrated in a usable format, on the genetic mapping and how it has improved the genome assembly and provided new research approaches, on how epigenetics provides interesting insights into the biology of the species and on new functional genomics tools that will contribute to the understanding of the function of genes, many of which are parasite- or taxon specific.
Keyword Disease
Epigenetics
Functional genomics
Genomics
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Special Issue: Parasite genomics and post-genomic activities: 21st century resources for the parasite immunologist.

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