Advances in schistosome genomics

TitleAdvances in schistosome genomics
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsEl‐Sayed NM, Bartholomeu D, Ivens A, Johnston DA, LoVerde PT
JournalTrends in ParasitologyTrends in Parasitology
Type of Article16/
ISBN Number1471-4922

In Spring 2004, the first draft of the 270 Mb genome of Schistosoma mansoni will be released. This sequence is based on the assembly and annotation of a >7.5-fold coverage, shotgun sequencing project. The key stages involved in the international collaborative efforts that have led to the generation of these sequencing data for the parasite S. mansoni are discussed here.