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Genomic Minimalism in the Early Diverging Intestinal Parasite Giardia lamblia
The genome of the eukaryotic protist Giardia lamblia, an important human intestinal parasite, is compact in structure and content, contains few introns or mitochondrial relics, and has simplified
The Giardia lamblia vsp gene repertoire: characteristics, genomic organization, and evolution
TLDR
The data presented here is the first comprehensive analysis of the vsp gene family from the Genotype A1 WB isolate with an emphasis on vsp characterization, function, evolution and contributions to pathogenesis of this important pathogen.
News & Notes: Bioremediation of Crude Oil Contamination with Acinetobacter sp. A3
Abstract.Acinetobacter sp. A3 is able to extensively degrade Bombay High Crude Oil (BHCO) and utilize it as the sole source of carbon. A total degradation of 70% BHCO was noted by the end of 120 h of
Assembly and promoter analysis of variant-specific surface protein (vsp) genes of Giardia lamblia
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A search for characteristic VSP motifs among identified ORFs in the Giardia genome assembly in turn identified 180 ORFs which may be VSPs, and it is determined that for two vsp genes, the translation and transcription start sites are synonymous and reside within this conserved element.