Researchers Publish Draft Genome Sequence of 'Enigmatic' Water-borne Intestinal Parasite | GenomeWeb
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Scientists led by the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., have published the genome sequence of Giardia lamblia, a water-borne parasite that causes intestinal illness in humans.
 
Giardia is “the most prevalent parasitic protist in the United States,” and is responsible for more than 20,000 reported infections a year in the US, according to the authors of the study, which is featured in the latest issue of Science.
 

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