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Kinetoplastid genomics

Part 2. Genomics

2.5. Bacteria and Other Pathogens

Short Specialist Review

  1. Chris Peacock,
  2. Christiane Hertz-Fowler

Published Online: 15 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/047001153X.g205303

Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics

Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics

How to Cite

Peacock, C. and Hertz-Fowler, C. 2005. Kinetoplastid genomics. Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics. 2:2.5:63.

Author Information

  1. The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2005

Abstract

The last decade has seen a significant development in the volume and quality of genomic data generated for many of the kinetoplastid organisms, in particular, those of medical and veterinary importance. The most advanced projects are for the three annotated and almost complete genomes of the important human and animal pathogens Leishmania major, Trypanosoma brucei, and Trypanosoma cruzi. This short review describes some of the current areas of genomic research on the Kinetoplastida and provides a list of the publicly available genome and post-genomic data resources.

Keywords:

  • kinetoplastida;
  • trypanosomes;
  • genomic;
  • database;
  • sequence;
  • Leishmania