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Odorant and gustatory receptors in the tsetse fly Glossina morsitans morsitans
Tsetse flies use olfactory and gustatory responses, through odorant and gustatory receptors (ORs and GRs), to interact with their environment. Glossina morsitans morsitans genome ORs and GRs were annotated using homologs ...
Human African trypanosomiasis research gets booost: unravelling the tsetse Genome
Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), also known as sleeping sickness, is a neglected disease that impacts 70 million people distributed over 1.55 million km2 in sub-Saharan Africa. Trypanosoma brucei gambiense accounts for ...
International Glossina Genome Initiative 2004-2014: a driver for post-genomic era research on the African continent
Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), also known as sleeping sickness, is a neglected disease that impacts 70 million people distributed over 1.55 million km2 in sub- Saharan Africa and includes at least 50% of the population ...
Genome sequence of the tsetse fly (glossina morsitans): vector of African trypanosomiasis
(American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2014)
Tsetse flies are the sole vectors of human African trypanosomiasis throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Both sexes of adult tsetse feed exclusively on blood and contribute to disease transmission. Notable differences between ...
An integrated and comparative approach towards identification, characterization and functional annotation of candidate genes for drought tolerance in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench)
(BioMed Central, 2017)
BACKGROUND: Drought is the most disastrous abiotic stress that severely affects agricultural productivity worldwide. Understanding the biological basis of drought-regulated traits, requires identification and an in-depth ...
Whole-genome sequencing for an enhanced understanding of genetic variation among South Africans
(Nature Publishing Group, 2017)
The Southern African Human Genome Programme is a national initiative that aspires to unlock the unique genetic character of southern African populations for a better understanding of human genetic diversity. In this pilot ...
Chromosomal-level assembly of the Asian seabass genome using long sequence reads and multi-layered scaffolding
(Public Library of Science, 2016)
We report here the ~670 Mb genome assembly of the Asian seabass (Lates calcarifer), a tropical marine teleost. We used long-read sequencing augmented by transcriptomics, optical and genetic mapping along with shared ...
The African Coelecanth genome provides insights into tetrapod evolution
(Macmillan Publishers, 2013)
The discovery of a living coelacanth specimen in 1938 was remarkable, as this lineage of lobe-finned fish was thought to have become extinct 70 million years ago. The modern coelacanth looks remarkably similar to many of ...
A uniquely African focus: bioinformatics is a field that has grown exponentially in the past few years, and it is becoming increasingly important to collaborate as the field continues to gather momentum
Bioinformatics is a field that has grown exponentially in the past few years, and it is becoming increasingly important to collaborate as the field continues to gather momentum.
Taste and odorant receptors of the coelecanth- a gene repertoire in transition
G-protein coupled chemosensory receptors (GPCR-CRs) aid in the perception of odors and tastes in vertebrates. So far, six GPCR-CR families have been identified that are conserved in most vertebrate species. Phylogenetic ...