Advances in the sequencing of the genome of the adenophorean nematode Trichinella spiralis.

Parasitology. 2008 Jul;135(8):869-80.


The adenophorean nematodes are evolutionarily distant from other species in the phylum Nematoda. Interspecific comparisons of predicted proteins have supported such an ancient divergence. Accordingly, Trichinella spiralis represents a basal nematode representative for genome sequencing focused on gaining a deeper insight into the evolutionary biology of nematodes. In addition, molecular characteristics that are conserved across the phylum could be of great value for control strategies with broad application.


Mitreva M, Jasmer DP.

Institute Authors

Makedonka Mitreva, Ph.D.