Comparative Apicomplexan genomics

Arnab Pain, Lisa Crossman, Julian Parkhill

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The power of comparative genomics has, until recently, been limited to model organisms and prokaryotes, mainly because of the cost and difficulty of sequencing eukaryotic genomes. However, as costs fall and technology advances, comparative genomics are more widely applied. In addition to a member of the Chloroflexi, two specific examples from the parasitic world are also discussed this week, both from the phylum Apicomplexa: Plasmodium and Cryptosporidium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)454-455
Number of pages2
JournalNature Reviews Microbiology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005

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