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Research Article

Draft Genome Sequencing of Giardia intestinalis Assemblage B Isolate GS: Is Human Giardiasis Caused by Two Different Species?

  • Oscar Franzén,

    Affiliation: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Jon Jerlström-Hultqvist,

    Affiliation: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, BMC, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Elsie Castro,

    Affiliation: Centre for Microbiological Preparedness, Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Solna, Sweden

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  • Ellen Sherwood,

    Affiliation: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Johan Ankarklev,

    Affiliation: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, BMC, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • David S. Reiner,

    Affiliation: The Burnham Institute for Medical Research, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Daniel Palm,

    Affiliation: Centre for Microbiological Preparedness, Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Solna, Sweden

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  • Jan O. Andersson,

    Affiliation: Department of Evolution, Genomics and Systematics, EBC, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Björn Andersson,

    Affiliation: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Staffan G. Svärd mail

    staffan.svard@icm.uu.se

    Affiliation: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, BMC, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Published: August 21, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000560

About the Authors

Oscar Franzén, Ellen Sherwood, Björn Andersson
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Jon Jerlström-Hultqvist, Johan Ankarklev, Staffan G. Svärd
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, BMC, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Elsie Castro, Daniel Palm
Centre for Microbiological Preparedness, Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Solna, Sweden
David S. Reiner
The Burnham Institute for Medical Research, La Jolla, California, United States of America
Jan O. Andersson
Department of Evolution, Genomics and Systematics, EBC, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Corresponding Author

Email: staffan.svard@icm.uu.se

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ES JOA BA SGS. Performed the experiments: OF JJH EC JA DSR JOA. Analyzed the data: OF JJH EC ES JA DSR DP JOA BA SGS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: OF JJH DP JOA. Wrote the paper: OF JJH EC ES JA DSR DP JOA BA SGS.