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Genetics and genomics converge on the human blood fluke

Andy Tait

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Wellcome Centre for Molecular Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow, University Place, Glasgow G12 8TA, UK

Genome Biology 2009, 10:225  doi:10.1186/gb-2009-10-6-225

Published: 30 June 2009


The construction of a genetic map of the human infective blood fluke (Schistosoma mansoni), coupled with the availability of the genome sequence, offers new approaches for research on this important parasitic worm.