Navigation Links
BGI reports pig parasite's genomic sequence provides new clues for parasitic diseases research
Date:10/28/2011

This release is also available in Chinese on EurekAlert! Chinese.

Shenzhen, China -- An international team of researchers, led by the University of Melbourne and BGI, has sequenced the draft genome of Ascaris suum, a parasitic roundworm of pig. This collaborative study, published online in the international journal Nature, provides a comprehensive resource to the scientific community and paves the way for the development of new and urgently needed interventions (drugs, vaccines and diagnostic tests) against ascariasis and other nematodiases.

Ascaris worms are soil-transmitted helminths causing ascariasis in human and animals. Human infections are commonly found in developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and favorably occurred in the tropical and sub-tropical areas with poor sanitation. Each year, more than one billion people worldwide are infected and about 135,000 are died for the diseases caused by these parasites. Parasite has been disasters to food animal producers due to the huge economic losses resulted from reduced growth and production loss of host animals.

In this study, researchers sequenced the A. suum genome at ~80-fold coverage and generated approximately 273 million base genome sequence for A. suum. The genome size is about 273 Mb and about 18,500 protein-coding genes were estimated. "Compare to the other metazoan genomes reported to date, we found this genome has few repetitive sequences, only about 4.4% of the total assembly." said Shiping Liu, the co-leading author of the study and Senior Bioinformatician of Comparative Genomics Group at BGI. "We later found out this phenomenon was probably caused by the chromatin diminution." he added.

Researchers had conducted the comparison of A. suum genome and sequences of other paras
'/>"/>

Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Aware, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results
2. Extreme melting on Greenland ice sheet, reports CCNY team
3. Study reports predictors of poor hand hygiene in an emergency department
4. Reports highlight the evolving role of clinical microbiology laboratories
5. ReportsnReports - Biochips Market, Nuclear Medicine Market, Medical Imaging Market Research
6. Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results
7. GEN reports on nanotechologys impact on mass spectrometry
8. Announcing Cell Reports -- a new open-access journal from Cell Press
9. Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results
10. For the first time, the European IVF Monitoring Group reports on cycles using frozen eggs
11. Mary Ann Liebert Inc. publishers reports upward trend in impact factors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/18/2014)... 2,000 patients referred for evaluation of suspected genetic ... for 25 percent, including detection of a number ... to disease, according to a study appearing in ... to coincide with the American Society of Human ... exons or coding regions of thousands of genes ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... knowledge regarding Ebola is critical and pertinent for practicing ... global outbreak and epidemic. The Journal, Disaster Medicine ... issue, Ebola Virus and Public Health, to surround the ... this critical societal moment. , On October 17, ... Clinicians . The primer was prepared by Dr. Eric ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... of Copenhagen have shown for the first time how ... fibrosis patients, giving them the opportunity to get tremendous ... , The study also discovered the bacterial growth in ... halted or slowed down by the immune cells. The ... and helped "suffocate" the bacteria, forcing the bacteria to ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Whole-exome sequencing shows potential as diagnostic tool 2Scientists opens black box on bacterial growth in cystic fibrosis lung infection 2
... MADISON, WI, MARCH 1, 2011 Methane ... permafrost, termites, oceans, freshwater bodies, non-wetland soils, are all ... methane presence ca n be accredited to human-related activities. ... burning, waste management and animal husbandry. The release of ...
... available in Spanish . , Those who ... and teas may tend to overlook the benefits of drinking ... Agricultural Research magazine, the idea that herbal teas may provide ... U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded scientists in Boston, Mass., ...
... release is available in Spanish . ... (UPV/EHU), has developed genetic-molecular tools, with the intention of completing ... equine breeds in the Basque Country Autonomous Community (CAPVEAE) and ... DNA sequence) and certain SNPs (a kind of variation in ...
Cached Biology News:Measuring methane 2Don't underestimate the power of herbal teas 2Basque thesis investigates wide diversity within certain ovine, bovine and equine breeds 2Basque thesis investigates wide diversity within certain ovine, bovine and equine breeds 3
(Date:10/25/2014)... 24, 2014 ... has announced the addition of the  "The ... Other 2-D Nanomaterials "  report to their ... ,CNTs and graphene are the strongest, lightest ... with a performance-per-weight greater than any other ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... The North American crystal oscillator market report ... analysis and forecast of revenue. This market was valued ... reach $623.6 million by 2018, at a CAGR of ... TOC of the North American crystal oscillator market report, ... This also provides a glimpse of the segmentation of ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014 Grace Century, a private equity ... announces the addition of Dr. Yousef “Josh” Siddiqui ... team. Dr. Siddiqui will provide further healthcare expertise to ... of University College Medical School in the ... in 2001. With further certification as a General Practitioner ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Nuvilex, Inc. (OTCQB: NVLX) – According to ... are living with diabetes, with  that number expected to ... market for diabetes treatments is approximately $500 billion.  ... from pancreatic cancer.  Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most ... the United States , and according to ...
Breaking Biology Technology:The Global Market for Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene and Other 2-D Nanomaterials 2The Global Market for Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene and Other 2-D Nanomaterials 3The Global Market for Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene and Other 2-D Nanomaterials 4The North American crystal oscillator market is expected to reach $623.6 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The North American crystal oscillator market is expected to reach $623.6 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The North American crystal oscillator market is expected to reach $623.6 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Dr. Yousef Siddiqui joins the Grace Century Advisory Team 2Nuvilex Brief Analyst Report: Thinking Outside the Box by BrokerBank Securities, Inc. 2
... Phosphatase useful for dephosphorylation serine,threonine or tyrosine ... Mary Ellen Simcox ,Stratagene Cloning Systems, Inc. ... dualspecificity protein,phosphatase that has been produced as ... calmodulinbinding peptide. The tag simplifies purification of ...
... polymerase delivers high fidelity and great,performance ... Holly Hogrefe ,Stratagene , Stratagene has ... novel enzyme formulation that provides,superior performance in ... that Herculase enhanced DNA polymerase is even ...
... Generate cDNA libraries with as little as 50 ng ... Tanya Hosfield ,Marie Callahan ,John C. Bauer Mike ... Lenhart Paul Young ,Human Genome Sciences, Rockville, Maryland , ... new method to generate high-efficiency cDNA libraries in a plasmid,vector. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Highly Active and Removable AffinityTagged Lambda Phosphatase 2Highly Active and Removable AffinityTagged Lambda Phosphatase 3Highly Active and Removable AffinityTagged Lambda Phosphatase 4Unique DNA Polymerase Formulation Excels in a Broad Range of PCR,Applications 2Unique DNA Polymerase Formulation Excels in a Broad Range of PCR,Applications 3Unique DNA Polymerase Formulation Excels in a Broad Range of PCR,Applications 4Unique DNA Polymerase Formulation Excels in a Broad Range of PCR,Applications 5Unique DNA Polymerase Formulation Excels in a Broad Range of PCR,Applications 6Unique DNA Polymerase Formulation Excels in a Broad Range of PCR,Applications 7Unique DNA Polymerase Formulation Excels in a Broad Range of PCR,Applications 8Unique DNA Polymerase Formulation Excels in a Broad Range of PCR,Applications 9Unique DNA Polymerase Formulation Excels in a Broad Range of PCR,Applications 10Constructing Directional cDNA Libraries from Limited Amounts of RNA 2Constructing Directional cDNA Libraries from Limited Amounts of RNA 3Constructing Directional cDNA Libraries from Limited Amounts of RNA 4Constructing Directional cDNA Libraries from Limited Amounts of RNA 5Constructing Directional cDNA Libraries from Limited Amounts of RNA 6Constructing Directional cDNA Libraries from Limited Amounts of RNA 7
MOUSE ANTI HUMAN NPM...
MOUSE ANTI PROTEIN KINASE C BETA 2 Immunogen: Protein kinase C beta 2...
Antibodies were affinity purified using epitopes specific to JLP immobilized on solid support....
... et.al. (1997) • Contains short ... biochemistry & molecular biology, arranged ... Entries give details of biochemical ... which they are involved and ...
Biology Products: