Genome announcements. 2017-11-16; 5.46:

Draft Genome Sequence and Annotation of the Apicomplexan Parasite

Schares G, Venepally P, Lorenzi HA

PMID: 29146849


The apicomplexan parasite is the causative agent of bovine besnoitiosis that affects livestock, particularly cattle. The definitive host of is unknown and its transmission only partially understood. Here, we report the first draft genome sequence, assembly, and annotation of this parasite.