We were recently asked to write a guest post for the University of Glasgow’s Naturally Speaking Blog. Our post, ‘The Path of Most Resistance‘ describes the long history of the Haemonchus contortus genome project, which gives a bit of background to our work in the BUG Consortium.
Blog blurb: “Lurking in the digestive tracts of grazing livestock, parasitic nematodes exact a brutal toll on agriculture. For a long time they have been treated and controlled with a group of drugs known as anthelmintics. However, many of these drugs no longer work effectively because the parasites have developed resistance to them. Here, post-doctoral researcher Dr Roz Laing tells us about the motivation and history behind a new multi-institute project run from the University of Glasgow: the BUG Consortium, which aims to use parasite genomics to help tackle the spread of anthelmintic resistance.”