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TitleVitrella brassicaformis is a photosynthetic algae closely related to the apicomplexa parasites. Aim of the project is to understand the evolution of parasitism in the apicomplexa.
Study TypeOther
Abstract Apicomplexans are a diverse group of obligate parasites of humans and animals, with great impact on human health, food and economics. To understand how apicomplexans originated and diversified, we sequenced and analyzed the nuclear genome of two photosynthetic algae related to them: Chromera velia .. [more]
Description Apicomplexans are a diverse group of obligate parasites of humans and animals, with great impact on human health, food and economics. To understand how apicomplexans originated and diversified, we sequenced and analyzed the nuclear genome of two photosynthetic algae related to them: Chromera velia .. [more]
Center NameKAUST