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The microbiota of an animal's intestinal tract plays a vital role in the animal's overall health. There is a surprising scarcity of information on the microbial diversity in the gut of livestock… (More)
We report the genome sequence of Theileria parva, an apicomplexan pathogen causing economic losses to smallholder farmers in Africa. The parasite chromosomes exhibit limited conservation of gene… (More)
DNA Barcoding (DBC) is a method for taxonomic identification of animals that is based entirely on the 5′ portion of the mitochondrial gene, cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI-5). It can be especially… (More)
Duffy antigen is the receptor used by Plasmodium vivax to invade erythrocytes. Consequently, individuals lacking Duffy antigen [Fy(-)] do not develop blood-stage infections. We hypothesized that… (More)
With the introduction of massively parallel, microminiature-based instrumentation for DNA sequencing, robust, reproducible, optimized methods are needed to prepare the target DNA for analysis using… (More)
El control de los factores de riesgo es la clave para la prevencion primaria de las enfermedades cardiovasculares, por ello el concepto de riesgo cardiovascular absoluto deberia ser la guia para… (More)