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Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2016 Sep 15;6:103. eCollection 2016.

Tick Genome Assembled: New Opportunities for Research on Tick-Host-Pathogen Interactions.

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1
SaBio, Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos IREC-CSIC-UCLM-JCCMCiudad Real, Spain; Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State UniversityStillwater, OK, USA.
2
Department of Genetic Medicine and Development, University of Geneva Medical SchoolGeneva, Switzerland; Swiss Institute of BioinformaticsGeneva, Switzerland; Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MA, USA; Broad Institute of MIT and HarvardCambridge, MA, USA.
3
Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA, USA.
4
Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, USA.
5
Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Rockville, MD, USA.
6
Division of Medicine, University College London London, UK.
7
Department of Entomology, Purdue University West Lafayette, IN, USA.

Abstract

As tick-borne diseases are on the rise, an international effort resulted in the sequence and assembly of the first genome of a tick vector. This result promotes research on comparative, functional and evolutionary genomics and the study of tick-host-pathogen interactions to improve human, animal and ecosystem health on a global scale.

KEYWORDS:

Anaplasma; Borrelia; Ixodes scapularis; evolution; genomics; proteomics; tick

PMID:
27695689
PMCID:
PMC5024572
DOI:
10.3389/fcimb.2016.00103
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

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