About the Authors

Anna V. Protasio, Isheng J. Tsai, Anne Babbage, Sarah Nichol, Martin Hunt, Martin A. Aslett, Nishadi De Silva, Giles S. Velarde, Richard C. Clark, Claire Davidson, Gary P. Dillon, Nancy E. Holroyd, Christine Lloyd, Jacquelline McQuillan, Thomas D. Otto, Michael A. Quail, Matthew Berriman
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

Tim J. C. Anderson
Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

Philip T. LoVerde
Departments of Biochemistry and Pathology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

Guilherme Oliveira, Adhemar Zerlotini
Center for Excellence in Bioinformatics, Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Guilherme Oliveira
Genomics and Computational Biology Group, Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Guilherme Oliveira
National Institute for Science and Technology in Tropical Diseases, Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Sophia J. Parker-Manuel, R. Alan Wilson
Department of Biology, University of York, Heslington, York, United Kingdom

David W. Dunne
Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

mb4@sanger.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MB. Performed the experiments: AVP AB. Analyzed the data: AVP IJT MH TDO. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CL TJCA SJPM RAW DWD PTL. Wrote the paper: AVP IJT MB. Data processing and loading GeneDB and SchistoDB: IJT NDS JM GO AZ MAA GSV. Manual genome improvement and curation of gene annotations: AVP IJT SN RCC CD GPD. Project management: NEH. Construction of sequencing libraries: MAQ.