CIMB AbstractCurr. Issues Mol. Biol. (2003) 5: 61-74.
Genomes and Genome Projects of Protozoan ParasitesKlaus Ersfeld
Protozoan parasites are causing some of the most devastating diseases world-wide. It has now been recognised that a major effort is needed to be able to control or eliminate these diseases. Genome projects for the most important protozoan parasites have been initiated in the hope that the read-out of these projects will help to understand the biology of the parasites and identify new targets for urgently needed drugs. Here, I will review the current status of protozoan parasite genome projects, present findings obtained as a result of the availability of genomic data and discuss the potential impact of genome information on disease control.
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