The Ixodes scapularis Genome Project: an opportunity for advancing tick research

Authors: 
Hill C.A., Wikel S.K.
Journal: 
Trends Parasitol.
Volume: 
21
Year: 
2005
Start Page: 
151
End Page: 
153
Issue: 
4
Database Issue: 
Organisms: 
Abstract: 
The Ixodes scapularis Genome Project (IGP), the first to sequence a tick genome, will provide an unparalleled resource for studying tick biology and tick-host-pathogen relationships, and identifying novel targets for tick and tick-borne disease control. The IGP will be the first genomic analysis of a member of the subphylum Chelicerata and will accelerate the pace of tick research. The challenge for scientists is to translate IGP data into public health benefits.