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The genomes of the river blindness parasite Onchocera volvulus and its Wolbachia symbiont. Image by James Cotton; cover design by Samantha Whitham.
Turning the tide on river blindness
Characterization of the genomes of the parasite Onchocerca volvulus, the causative agent of river blindness, and its Wolbachia symbiont reveals potential therapeutic targets.
Refers to "The genome of Onchocerca volvulus, agent of river blindness" by Cotton et al. Nature Microbiology 2: 16216 (2016).
Also see related paper: "Genomic diversity in Onchocerca volvulus and its Wolbachia endosymbiont" by Choi et al., Nature Microbiology 2: 16207 (2016).