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  • Of lice and man: Researchers sequence human body louse genome

    University of Illinois entomology professor Barry Pittendrigh, standing center, coordinated the effort to sequence and analyze the human body louse genome. Other U. of I. researchers on the project included, from left, research scientist Weilin Sun and entomology professors Hugh Robertson and May Berenbaum. The initiative involved researchers at 28 institutions in the U.S., Australia, Europe and South Korea.

    University of Illinois entomology professor Barry Pittendrigh, standing center, coordinated the effort to sequence and analyze the human body louse genome. Other U. of I. researchers on the project included, from left, research scientist Weilin Sun and entomology professors Hugh Robertson and May Berenbaum. The initiative involved researchers at 28 institutions in the U.S., Australia, Europe and South Korea.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor's note:To reach Barry Pittendrigh, call 217-417-8930; e-mail pittendr@illinois.edu. The paper, “Genome Sequences of the Human Body Louse and its Primary Endosymbiont Provides Insights into the Permanent Parasitic Lifestyle,” is available online.