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Genome sequence of the stramenopile Blastocystis, a human anaerobic parasite

France Denoeud1, Michaël Roussel23, Benjamin Noel1, Ivan Wawrzyniak23, Corinne Da Silva1, Marie Diogon23, Eric Viscogliosi4567, Céline Brochier-Armanet89, Arnaud Couloux1, Julie Poulain1, Béatrice Segurens1, Véronique Anthouard1, Catherine Texier23, Nicolas Blot23, Philippe Poirier23, Geok Choo Ng10, Kevin SW Tan10, François Artiguenave1, Olivier Jaillon1, Jean-Marc Aury1, Frédéric Delbac23, Patrick Wincker1*, Christian P Vivarès23* and Hicham El Alaoui23*

Author Affiliations

1 Genoscope (CEA) and CNRS UMR 8030, Université d'Evry, 2 rue Gaston Crémieux, 91057 Evry, France

2 Clermont Université, Université Blaise Pascal, Laboratoire Microorganismes: Génome et Environnement, BP 10448, F-63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France

3 CNRS, UMR 6023, LMGE, F-63177 Aubière, France

4 Center for Infection and Immunity of Lille, Institut Pasteur de Lille, F-59019 Lille Cedex, France

5 Inserm U1019, F-59000 Lille Cedex, France

6 CNRS UMR 8402, F-59021 Lille Cedex, France

7 University Lille-Nord de France, F-59000 Lille Cedex, France

8 Laboratoire de chimie bactérienne (CNRS UPR9043), Institut de Microbiologie de la Méditerrannée, 31 chemin Joseph Aiguier, 13402 Marseille, France

9 Université de Provence, Aix-Marseille I, 3 place Victor Hugo, 13331 Marseille, France

10 Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Parasitology, Department of Microbiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 5 Science Drive 2, 117597 Singapore

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Genome Biology 2011, 12:R29  doi:10.1186/gb-2011-12-3-r29

Published: 25 March 2011

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Additional file 1:

Genome organization of Blastocystis sp. (introns, numbers of counterparts per gene, genome structure, and so on) and phylogenetic trees illustrating horizontal gene transfer events from prokaryotic donors to Blastocystis sp. and candidate genes for endosymbiotic gene transfers of chloroplastic origin.

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Additional file 2:

Sequencing overview and assembly metric data, and the identification of horizontal gene transfer, secretory protein and antioxidant protein candidates.

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Additional file 3:

Proteins putatively imported in the mitochondria-like organelle.

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