Journal article

A transcriptomic analysis of the adult stage of the bovine lungworm, Dictyocaulus viviparus

Shoba Ranganathan, Shivashankar H Nagaraj, Min Hu, Christina Strube, Thomas Schnieder, Robin B Gasser

BMC GENOMICS | BMC | Published : 2007

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Lungworms of the genus Dictyocaulus (family Dictyocaulidae) are parasitic nematodes of major economic importance. They cause pathological effects and clinical disease in various ruminant hosts, particularly in young animals. Dictyocaulus viviparus, called the bovine lungworm, is a major pathogen of cattle, with severe infections being fatal. In this study, we provide first insights into the transcriptome of the adult stage of D. viviparus through the analysis of expressed sequence tags (ESTs). RESULTS: Using our EST analysis pipeline, we estimate that the present dataset of 4436 ESTs is derived from 2258 genes based on cluster and comparative genomic analyses of the ESTs. Of the ..

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