Trypanosoma vivax is a major livestock pathogen in Africa and some South American countries. Despite the severe disease it causes, T. vivax remains largely unstudied.
The Wellcome Trust funded the Sanger Institute Pathogen Genomics group to partially shotgun sequence the nuclear genome of the livestock-infective Trypanosoma vivax. This will serve as a useful comparative genomics resource to complement the genomes of Trypanosoma congolense and Trypanosoma brucei, which is currently being sequenced in collaboration between the PSU and The Institute for Genomic Research. The T. congolense and T. vivax partial shotgun projects are being carried out in collaboration with David Barry (Glasgow University, UK), Alberto Davila (Instituto Oswalso Cruz, Brazil), Phelix Majiwa (International Livestock Institute, Kenya) and Sara Melville (University of Cambridge, UK).
Published Genome Data
The Sanger Institute's Pathogen Genomics group, in collaboration with Professor David Barry (Glasgow University, UK), Dr Alberto Davila (Instituto Oswalso Cruz, Brazil) and Dr Phelix Majiwa (International Livestock Institute, Kenya), has carried out a partial genome shotgun of this parasite. The current coverage is 5x.
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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