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Using genomic approaches to unravel livestock (host)-tick-pathogen interactions

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-444
Number of pages6
JournalTrends in Parasitology
Volume23
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2007

Abstract

Ticks and tick-borne diseases are a major constraint on livestock farming in many developing countries, which has a huge impact on their economies. Genomic information is becoming more abundant for many of the species involved, which if exploited successfully could be used to develop new control strategies. Here, we review the genomic resources that are now available and discuss how this information is currently being harnessed or can be used in the future to explore the complex interplay that occurs between livestock hosts, tick vectors and tick-borne pathogens.

    Research areas

  • Genomics, Livestock, Pathogen, Tick

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