NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In Nature Genetics, an international team reported on findings from a genome sequencing study of the dog tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus.

The researchers used a combination of Roche 454 GS FLX and Illumina GA sequencing to tackle genomic DNA from cyst tissue of an E. granulosus strain known for infecting sheepdogs. With the sequences generated, they then put together a draft genome assembly spanning almost 152 million bases.

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