About the Authors

Anna V. Protasio

Contributed equally to this work with: Anna V. Protasio, Isheng J. Tsai

Affiliation Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

Isheng J. Tsai

Contributed equally to this work with: Anna V. Protasio, Isheng J. Tsai

Affiliation Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

Anne Babbage

Affiliation Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

Sarah Nichol

Affiliation Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

Martin Hunt

Affiliation Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

Martin A. Aslett

Affiliation Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

Nishadi De Silva

Affiliation Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

Giles S. Velarde

Affiliation Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

Tim J. C. Anderson

Affiliation Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

Richard C. Clark

Affiliation Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

Claire Davidson

Affiliation Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

Gary P. Dillon

Affiliation Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

Nancy E. Holroyd

Affiliation Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

Philip T. LoVerde

Affiliation Departments of Biochemistry and Pathology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

Christine Lloyd

Affiliation Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

Jacquelline McQuillan

Affiliation Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

Guilherme Oliveira

Affiliations Center for Excellence in Bioinformatics, Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Genomics and Computational Biology Group, Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, National Institute for Science and Technology in Tropical Diseases, Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Thomas D. Otto

Affiliation Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

Sophia J. Parker-Manuel

Affiliation Department of Biology, University of York, Heslington, York, United Kingdom

Michael A. Quail

Affiliation Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

R. Alan Wilson

Affiliation Department of Biology, University of York, Heslington, York, United Kingdom

Adhemar Zerlotini

Affiliation Center for Excellence in Bioinformatics, Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

David W. Dunne

Affiliation Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Matthew Berriman

mb4@sanger.ac.uk

Affiliation Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

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.