Minicircle kinetoplast genome of insect trypanosomatid Leptomonas pyrrhocoris

E. S. Gerasimov, A. A. Gasparyan, I. A. Litus, M. D. Logacheva, A. A. Kolesnikov

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We present here the structure of a minicircle population based on transcriptome sequencing of Leptomonas pyrrhocoris. We show that minicircle DNA molecules are dimeric. As in dixenous species, the entire molecule of minicircle DNA is transcribed. This is the first minicircle transcriptome of monoxenous trypanosomatid species determined using NGS technology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)572-578
Number of pages7
JournalBiochemistry (Moscow)
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • assembly
  • kinetoplast
  • minicircle DNA
  • transcriptome
  • trypanosomatids


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