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Body Louse Genome

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View the results of this project at VectorBase: P. humanus.

Collaborators Links

Work Leading up to the Body Louse Genome Sequencing Project

White Paper for the Body Louse Genome Sequencing Project

Body Louse Genome Paper

Ewen F. Kirkness, Brian J. Haas, Weilin Sun, Henk R. Braig, M. Alejandra Perotti, John M. Clark, Si Hyeock Lee, Hugh M. Robertson, Ryan C. Kennedy, Eran Elhaik, Daniel Gerlach, Evgenia V. Kriventseva, Christine G. Elsik, Dan Graur, Catherine A. Hill, Jan A. Veenstra, Brian Walenz, Jose Manuel C. Tubío, Jose M.C. Ribeiro, Julio Rozas, J. Spencer Johnston, Justin T. Reese, Aleksandar Popadic, Yoshi Tomoyasu, Marta Tojo, Didier Raoult, David L. Reed, Emily Krause, Omprakash Mittapalli, Venu M. Margam, Hong-Mei Li, Jason M. Meyer, Reed Johnson, Jeanne Romero-Severson, Janice Pagel VanZee, David Alvarez-Ponce, Filipe G. Vieira, Montserrat Aguadé, Sara Guirao-Rico, Juan M. Anzola, Kyong Sup Yoon, Joseph P. Strycharz Maria F. Unger, Scott Christley, Marta Tojo, Neil F. Lobo, Manfredo J. Seufferheld, NaiKuan Wang, Gregory A. Dasch, Claudio J. Struchiner, Greg Madey, Linda I. Hannick, Shelby Bidwell, Vinita Joardar, Elisabeth Caler, Renfu Shao, Stephen Barker, Stephen Cameron, Robert V. Bruggner, Allison Regier, Justin Johnson, Lakshmi Viswanathan, Terry R. Utterback, Granger G. Sutton, Daniel Lawson, Robert M. Waterhouse, J. Craig Venter, Robert L. Strausberg, May Berenbaum, Frank H. Collins, Evgeny M. Zdobnov, and B. Pittendrigh [Project Co-ordinator]. 2010. Genome Sequences of the Human Body Louse and its Primary Endosymbiont Provides Insights into the Permanent Parasitic Lifestyle. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 107(27): 12168-12173.

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Book Chapter

Pittendrigh, B.R., Clark, J.M., S.H. Lee, Yoon, K.S., Sun, W. and E. Kirkness, "The Body Louse, Pediculus humanus humanus (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae), Genome Project: Past, Present and Future", In, Advances in Human Vector Control, Eds. J.M. Clark, J.R. Bloomquist, H. Kawada, ACS Symposium Series 1014, ACS Books, Washington D.C. 2009, pg.191-202.

Other Papers

Li, W., G. Ortiz, G. Gimenez, D. L Reed, B. Pittendrigh, and D. Raoult. 2010. Genotyping of human lice reveal multiple emergences of body lice from local head louse populations. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 4(3): e641

Lee, S.H., J. S. Min, K. S. Yoon, J. P. Strycharz, R. Johnson, O. Mittapalli, V. M. Margam, W. Sun, H.-M. Li, J. Xie, J. Wu, M. R. Berenbaum, B. Pittendrigh, and J. M. Clark. 2010. Decreased detoxification genes and genome size makes the human body louse an efficient model to study insecticide resistance. Insect Molecular Biology. Accepted.

NPR Radio Interview

Mapping Louse DNA Could Help Fight The Parasite

Links

Various News Items on the Body Louse genome project

View further results of this project at VectorBase: P. humanus
Wikipedia - Body Louse

Species named after Dr. Barry Pittendrigh: Myrsidea pittendrighi