SAN DIEGO (GenomeWeb News) — Scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have sequenced the genome of a parasite that causes trichomoniasis, a common sexually transmitted disease, NIAID said yesterday.
 
According to the researchers, the genome of Trichomonas vaginalis is made up of 160 megabases and nearly 26,000 predicted genes. The scientists said they were surprised by its size.
 

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