Book Chapter

Elucidating the molecular and developmental biology of parasitic nematodes: Moving to a multiomics paradigm

Guangxu Ma, Tao Wang, Pasi K Korhonen, Andreas Hofmann, Paul W Sternberg, Neil D Young, Robin B Gasser

ADVANCES IN PARASITOLOGY, VOL 108 | Advances in Parasitology | ACADEMIC PRESS LTD-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

In the past two decades, significant progress has been made in the sequencing, assembly, annotation and analyses of genomes and transcriptomes of parasitic worms of socioeconomic importance. This progress has somewhat improved our knowledge and understanding of these pathogens at the molecular level. However, compared with the free-living nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, the areas of functional genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics of parasitic nematodes are still in their infancy, and there are major gaps in our knowledge and understanding of the molecular biology of parasitic nematodes. The information on signalling molecules, molecular pathways and microRNAs (miRNAs) that..

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