The genetics of African trypanosomes

March 2009
Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research;Mar2009, Vol. 76 Issue 1, p33
Academic Journal
The article examines the sexual cycle of Trypanosoma brucei in Africa. It illustrates how genetic analysis can be used as a tool to identify genes of relevance to the disease, as well as its transmission and treatment. It also determines the role of the process in the generation of diversity in the field by considering populations of the three sub-species of Trypanosoma brucei and the availability of genome sequence data.


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