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Sequence data swell for nematodes


With more than 80,000 described species that are extremely diverse in terms of ecology and biology, the Nematoda phylum is one of the most common animal phyla. This month's Genome Watch describes genomes of several nematodes, including that of the human filarial parasite Brugia malayi.

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Hertz-Fowler, C., Pain, A. Sequence data swell for nematodes. Nat Rev Microbiol 6, 800–801 (2008).

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