Whole genome analysis of a schistosomiasis-transmitting freshwater snail

Coen M. Adema, La Deana W. Hillier, Catherine S. Jones, Eric S. Loker, Matty Knight, Patrick Minx, Guilherme Oliveira, Nithya Raghavan, Andrew Shedlock, Laurence Rodrigues Do Amaral, Halime D. Arican-Goktas, Juliana G. Assis, Elio Hideo Baba, Olga L. Baron, Christopher J. Bayne, Utibe Bickham-Wright, Kyle K. Biggar, Michael Blouin, Bryony C. Bonning, Chris BotkaJoanna M. Bridger, Katherine M. Buckley, Sarah K. Buddenborg, Roberta Lima Caldeira, Julia Carleton, Omar S. Carvalho, Maria G. Castillo, Iain W. Chalmers, Mikkel Christensens, Sandra Clifton, Celine Cosseau, Christine Coustau, Richard M. Cripps, Yesid Cuesta-Astroz, Scott F. Cummins, Leon DI Stephano, Nathalie DInguirard, David Duval, Scott Emrich, Cédric Feschotte, Rene Feyereisen, Peter Fitzgerald, Catrina Fronick, Lucinda Fulton, Richard Galinier, Sandra G. Gava, Michael Geusz, Kathrin K. Geyer, Gloria I. Giraldo-Calderón, Matheus De Souza Gomes, Michelle A. Gordy, Benjamin Gourbal, Christoph Grunau, Patrick C. Hanington, Karl F. Hoffmann, Daniel Hughes, Judith Humphries, Daniel J. Jackson, Liana K. Jannotti-Passos, Wander De Jesus Jeremias, Susan Jobling, Bishoy Kamel, Aurélie Kapusta, Satwant Kaur, Joris M. Koene, Andrea B. Kohn, Dan Lawson, Scott P. Lawton, Di Liang, Yanin Limpanont, Sijun Liu, Anne E. Lockyer, Ty Anna L. Lovato, Fernanda Ludolf, Vince Magrini, Donald P. McManus, Monica Medina, Milind Misra, Guillaume Mitta, Gerald M. Mkoji, Michael J. Montague, Cesar Montelongo, Leonid L. Moroz, Monica C. Munoz-Torres, Umar Niazi, Leslie R. Noble, Francislon S. Oliveira, Fabiano S. Pais, Anthony T. Papenfuss, Rob Peace, Janeth J. Pena, Emmanuel A. Pila, Titouan Quelais, Brian J. Raney, Jonathan P. Rast, David Rollinson, Izinara C. Rosse, Bronwyn Rotgans, Edwin J. Routledge, Kathryn M. Ryan, Larissa L.S. Scholte, Kenneth B. Storey, Martin Swain, Jacob A. Tennessen, Chad Tomlinson, Damian L. Trujillo, Emanuela V. Volpi, Anthony J. Walker, Tianfang Wang, Ittiprasert Wannaporn, Wesley C. Warren, Xiao Jun Wu, Timothy P. Yoshino, Mohammed Yusuf, Si Ming Zhang, Min Zhao, Richard K. Wilson

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Abstract

Biomphalaria snails are instrumental in transmission of the human blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni. With the World Health Organization's goal to eliminate schistosomiasis as a global health problem by 2025, there is now renewed emphasis on snail control. Here, we characterize the genome of Biomphalaria glabrata, a lophotrochozoan protostome, and provide timely and important information on snail biology. We describe aspects of phero-perception, stress responses, immune function and regulation of gene expression that support the persistence of B. glabrata in the field and may define this species as a suitable snail host for S. mansoni. We identify several potential targets for developing novel control measures aimed at reducing snail-mediated transmission of schistosomiasis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number15451
JournalNature communications
Volume8
DOIs
StatePublished - May 16 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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