First draft genome sequence of the dourine causative agent: Trypanosoma equiperdum strain OVI

Laurent Hébert, Bouziane Moumen, Anthony Madeline, Sascha Steinbiss, Latifa Lakhdar, Nick Van Reet, Philippe Büscher, Claire Laugier, Julien Cauchard, Sandrine Petry

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    Abstract

    Trypanosoma equiperdum is the causative agent of dourine, a sexually-transmitted infection of horses. This parasite belongs to the subgenus Trypanozoon that also includes the agent of sleeping sickness (Trypanosoma brucei) and surra (Trypanosoma evansi). We herein report the genome sequence of a T. equiperdum strain OVI, isolated from a horse in South-Africa in 1976. This is the first genome sequence of the T. equiperdum species, and its availability will provide important insights for future studies on genetic classification of the subgenus Trypanozoon.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Genomics
    Volume5
    Pages (from-to)1-3
    Number of pages3
    ISSN1839-9940
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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