Journal article

Using 454 technology for long-PCR based sequencing of the complete mitochondrial genome from single Haemonchus contortus (Nematoda)

Aaron R Jex, Min Hu, D Timothy J Littlewood, Andrea Waeschenbach, Robin B Gasser

BMC GENOMICS | BMC | Published : 2008


BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial (mt) genomes represent a rich source of molecular markers for a range of applications, including population genetics, systematics, epidemiology and ecology. In the present study, we used 454 technology (or the GS20, massively parallel picolitre reactor platform) to determine the complete mt genome of Haemonchus contortus (Nematoda: Trichostrongylidae), a parasite of substantial agricultural, veterinary and economic significance. We validate this approach by comparison with mt sequences from publicly available expressed sequence tag (EST) and genomic survey sequence (GSS) data sets. RESULTS: The complete mt genome of Haemonchus contortus was sequenced directly from l..

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