Eukaryotic parasite genome projects
Part 2. Genomics
2.5. Bacteria and Other Pathogens
Published Online: 15 JAN 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics
How to Cite
Hall, N. 2005. Eukaryotic parasite genome projects. Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics. 2:2.5:50.
- Published Online: 15 JAN 2005
Genome sequence data is transforming the field of parasitology, and is proving to be a leading technology in the hunt for new drugs and vaccines for some of the most serious diseases affecting mankind. In this chapter, I will describe some of the key scientific contributions made by the genome projects and draw on some specific examples in protist parasites such as genetics in Trypanosome brucei, the discovery of polycistronic transcription Leishmania major, and the evolution of the apicoplast in Plasmodium falciparum.
- drug target;