NEW YORK, Feb. 23 (GenomeWeb News) - The Institute for Genomic Research and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have learned that a parasitic amoeba that causes severe diarrheal disease in developing countries has a combination of sensory genes and bacteria-like genes that make its biology unusual.


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