Snake Genome Sequencing: Results and Future Prospects
AbstractSnake genome sequencing is in its infancy—very much behind the progress made in sequencing the genomes of humans, model organisms and pathogens relevant to biomedical research, and agricultural species. We provide here an overview of some of the snake genome projects in progress, and discuss the biological findings, with special emphasis on toxinology, from the small number of draft snake genomes already published. We discuss the future of snake genomics, pointing out that new sequencing technologies will help overcome the problem of repetitive sequences in assembling snake genomes. Genome sequences are also likely to be valuable in examining the clustering of toxin genes on the chromosomes, in designing recombinant antivenoms and in studying the epigenetic regulation of toxin gene expression. View Full-Text
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Kerkkamp, H.M.I.; Kini, R.M.; Pospelov, A.S.; Vonk, F.J.; Henkel, C.V.; Richardson, M.K. Snake Genome Sequencing: Results and Future Prospects. Toxins 2016, 8, 360.
Kerkkamp HMI, Kini RM, Pospelov AS, Vonk FJ, Henkel CV, Richardson MK. Snake Genome Sequencing: Results and Future Prospects. Toxins. 2016; 8(12):360.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kerkkamp, Harald M.I.; Kini, R. M.; Pospelov, Alexey S.; Vonk, Freek J.; Henkel, Christiaan V.; Richardson, Michael K. 2016. "Snake Genome Sequencing: Results and Future Prospects." Toxins 8, no. 12: 360.
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