Homology Inference Based on a Reconciliation Approach for the Comparative Genomics of Protozoa

Published on 2018-07-10T12:00:00Z (GMT) by
<div><p>Protozoa parasites are responsible for several diseases in tropical countries, such as malaria, sleeping sickness, Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, amebiasis, and giardiasis, which together threaten millions of people around the world. In addition, most of the classic parasitic diseases due to protozoa are zoonotic. Understanding the biology of these organisms plays a relevant role in combating these diseases. Using homology inference and comparative genomics, this study targeted 3 protozoan species from different Phyla: <i>Cryptosporidium muris</i> (Apicomplexa), <i>Entamoeba invadens</i> (Amoebozoa), and <i>Trypanosoma grayi</i> (Euglenozoa). In this study, we propose a new approach for the identification of homologs, based on the reconciliation of the results of 2 different homology inference software programs. Our results showed that 46.1% (59/128) of the groups inferred by our reconciliation approach could be validated using this methodology. These validated groups are here called homologous Supergroups and were compared with SUPERFAMILY and Pfam Clans.</p></div>

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Campos, Darueck A; Pereira, Elisa C; Jardim, Rodrigo; Cuadrat, Rafael RC; S Bernardes, Juliana; MR Dávila, Alberto (2018): Homology Inference Based on a Reconciliation Approach for the Comparative Genomics of Protozoa. SAGE Journals. Collection.