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community since 1999

The top left panel shows original drawings by Surgeon-Captain David Bruce, of the British Army Medical Service, who identified Trypanosoma brucei as the cause of the 'tsetse fly disease' in African cattle in 1895. The human disease is called Sleeping Sickness: infection leads rapidly to coma and death.

The left panel shows a color-enhanced scanning electron micrograph of Trypanosoma brucei among blood cells. © Michael Duszenko, University of Tübingen, Germany.

NEW (with bioinformatics advice to be added soon) a BLAST Server for VSGs (including the current Lister 427 strain repertoire of about 2,600 VSGs) and several permutations of the T. brucei 927 Genome (chromosomes and individual files of proteins and CDSs). Lister 427 VSG files in various formats can be downloaded from the BLAST server.

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