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Complete representation of a tapeworm genome reveals chromosomes capped by centromeres, necessitating a dual role in segregation and protection

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Chromosome-level assemblies are indispensable for accurate gene prediction, synteny assessment, and understanding higher-order genome architecture. Reference and draft genomes of key helminth species have been published, but little is yet known about the biology of their chromosomes. Here, we present the complete genome of the tapeworm Hymenolepis microstoma, providing a reference quality, end-to-end assembly that represents the first fully assembled genome of a spiralian/lophotrochozoan, revealing new insights into chromosome evolution.},

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Author(s): Olson PD, Tracey A, Baillie A, James K, Doyle SR, Buddenborg SK, Rodgers FH, Holroyd N, Berriman M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: BMC Biology

Year: 2020

Volume: 18

Pages: 165

Online publication date: 09/11/2066

Acceptance date: 14/10/2020

ISSN (electronic): 1741-7007

Publisher: BMC


DOI: 10.1186/s12915-020-00899-w


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