J Genomics 2017; 5:1-3. doi:10.7150/jgen.17904

Short Research Communication

First Draft Genome Sequence of the Dourine Causative Agent: Trypanosoma Equiperdum Strain OVI

Laurent Hébert1✉, Bouziane Moumen2, Anthony Madeline1, Sascha Steinbiss3, Latifa Lakhdar4, Nick Van Reet5, Philippe Büscher5, Claire Laugier6, Julien Cauchard1,7, Sandrine Petry1

1. ANSES, Dozulé Laboratory for Equine Diseases, Bacteriology and Parasitology Unit, 14430 Goustranville, France.
2. Université de Poitiers, Laboratoire Ecologie et Biologie des Interactions, UMR CNRS 7267, 5 rue Albert Turpain, TSA 51106, 86073 Poitiers, France.
3. Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SA, United Kingdom.
4. ANSES, Lyon Laboratory, Plateforme d'Expérimentation Animale, 31 avenue Tony Garnier, 69007 Lyon, France.
5. Institute of Tropical Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Nationalestraat 155, B-2000 Antwerp, Belgium.
6. ANSES, Dozulé Laboratory for Equine Diseases, 14430 Goustranville, France.
7. Current address: ANSES, Laboratoire de Lyon, Unité Epidémiologie, 31 avenue Tony Garnier, 69007 Lyon, France.

Abstract

Trypanosoma equiperdum is the causative agent of dourine, a sexually-transmitted infection of horses. This parasite belongs to the subgenus Trypanozoon that also includes the agent of sleeping sickness (Trypanosoma brucei) and surra (Trypanosoma evansi). We herein report the genome sequence of a T. equiperdum strain OVI, isolated from a horse in South-Africa in 1976. This is the first genome sequence of the T. equiperdum species, and its availability will provide important insights for future studies on genetic classification of the subgenus Trypanozoon.

Keywords: Dourine, Trypanosoma equiperdum, Whole-genome sequencing, Trypanozoon.

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How to cite this article:
Hébert L, Moumen B, Madeline A, Steinbiss S, Lakhdar L, Van Reet N, Büscher P, Laugier C, Cauchard J, Petry S. First Draft Genome Sequence of the Dourine Causative Agent: Trypanosoma Equiperdum Strain OVI. J Genomics 2017; 5:1-3. doi:10.7150/jgen.17904. Available from http://www.jgenomics.com/v05p0001.htm