Comparative genomic analysis of human infective Trypanosoma cruzi lineages with the bat-restricted subspecies T. cruzi marinkellei.

TitleComparative genomic analysis of human infective Trypanosoma cruzi lineages with the bat-restricted subspecies T. cruzi marinkellei.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsFranzén O, Talavera-López C, Ochaya S, Butler CE, Messenger LA, Lewis MD, Llewellyn MS, Marinkelle CJ, Tyler KM, Miles MA, Andersson B
JournalBMC genomics
Volume13
Pagination531
Date Published2012
Abstract

Trypanosoma cruzi marinkellei is a bat-associated parasite of the subgenus Schizotrypanum and it is regarded as a T. cruzi subspecies. Here we report a draft genome sequence of T. c. marinkellei and comparison with T. c. cruzi. Our aims were to identify unique sequences and genomic features, which may relate to their distinct niches.

DOI10.1016/j.jviromet.2013.02.009
Alternate JournalBMC Genomics