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Trypanosoma brucei
Trypanosoma brucei brucei (TREU667) bloodstream form cell. Phase contrast picture, black bar is 10 µm. Photo by Torsten Ochsenreiter, via Wikimedia Commons. This work has been released into the public domain by its author, Torsten Ochsenreiter. This applies worldwide.

The genome sequence and gene models of Trypanosoma brucei were not determined by the Joint Genome Institute (JGI), but were downloaded from NCBI on May 29, 2018. In order to allow comparative analyses with other genomes sequenced by the JGI, a copy of this genome is incorporated into the JGI Genome Portal. JGI tools were used to automatically annotate predicted proteins. Please note that this copy of the genome is not maintained by NCBI and is therefore not automatically updated.

The following text comes from NCBI Genome:

Trypanosoma brucei

Trypanosoma brucei, or African trypanosome, is a ubiquitous unicellular flagellated protozoan. It is the causal agent of African sleeping sickness and is transmitted by the tse-tse fly. African trypanosomiasis is a zoonosis and both cattle and wild game can act as reservoirs of human infective trypanosomes. The incidence of this disease in humans is considerable (up to 500,000 cases per year) and in most cases is fatal if left untreated. African trypanosomes are important model organisms to study antigenic variation, genetic exchange, among other interesting biological phenomena. The sequencing of T. brucei promotes insights into kinetoplastid biology.


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