Example sentences for: parasitic

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  • This initial study, which will be expanded as further sequences are generated, demonstrates that EST generation is an effective method for the discovery of the new genes in plant parasitic nematodes.

  • The generation of expressed sequence tags (ESTs) by single-pass random sequencing of cDNA libraries is a powerful tool for rapid gene transcript identification in metazoans [ 14 15 16 17 ] including parasitic nematodes of humans and animals [ 18 19 20 21 22 23 ] . High-throughput projects on two dozen nematode species have now brought the total number of publicly available roundworm ESTs to nearly 400,000, with half the sequences coming from parasites [ 24 25 26 27 ] . As a part of these efforts, EST sequencing from plant parasitic nematodes is in progress [ 28 ] and pilot EST datasets from the root-knot nematode M. incognita and the cyst nematodes Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida second-stage larvae have recently been analyzed [ 29 30 ] .

  • Thus, although bacterial genomes tend to acquire large amounts of DNA, we have shown that those transferred genes have very peculiar features that do not denote a previous genomic context but connect them with parasitic sequences such as phages.

  • Plasmodium falciparum , a parasitic protozoan, is the causative agent of the most lethal form of human malaria.

  • Test organisms obtained from the wild must be observed in the laboratory for a minimum of one week prior to use, to assure that they are free of signs of parasitic or bacterial infections and other adverse effects.


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