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Genome based selection of anti-cattle tick vaccine candidate antigens

Guerrero, F.D., Andreotti, R., Perez de Leon, A., Moolhuijzen, P., Rodriguez-Valle, M. and Bellgard, M. (2011) Genome based selection of anti-cattle tick vaccine candidate antigens. In: Ticks and Tick-borne Pathogens International Conference (TTP-7) 2011, 28 August - 2 September 2011, Zaragoza, Spain

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We have sequenced and assembled a significant portion of the cattle tick genome and transcriptome, presently at an overall 0.5X coverage. However, the coverage of the gene-rich regions of the genome are at ~2X coverage. This genomic resource will be hosted at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia as CattleTickBase ( We have used this genomic information and additional proteomic and transcriptomic information to guide investigations to select antigens for evaluations in anti-cattle tick vaccine cattle stall trials.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: Centre for Comparative Genomics
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