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First draft genome sequence of the dourine causative agent

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

Subtitle:Trypanosoma equiperdum strain OVI

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.

Journal: Journal of Genomics
ISSN: 1839-9940
Volume: 5
Pages: 1-3
Number of pages: 3
Publication year:2017