Leptomonas seymouri (ATCC 30220) is a parasite of insects, first ioslated from the gut of a hemipteran Dysdercus suturellus. L. seymouri is a very close relative of Leishmania spp. and should provide a useful comparison with the human parasites.
A genomic library has been created that contains >4,500 fosmid clones each carrying an insert of 25-40kb, amounting to ~140MB of sequence and ~4X coverage of the L. seymouri genome. Various fosmid inserts have been specifically targeted and fully sequenced. 11,281 sequence reads from these projects are available here to be searched via BLAST or downloaded.
Data Use Statement
This sequencing centre plans on publishing the completed and annotated sequences in a peer-reviewed journal as soon as possible. Permission of the principal investigator should be obtained before publishing analyses of the sequence/open reading frames/genes on a chromosome or genome scale. See our data sharing policy.
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