Mites and ticks are associated with many human diseases including allergic diseases and
scabies. With the recent advances in the high throughput DNA sequencing technology, many mitochondrial
nuclear genomes of these species have been sequenced and the resulting genomic resources
will certainly provide novel insights for the future investigation of the functionally important proteins
and peptides in these species. In this mini-review, the current situation of mite and tick genomes is
described and the future perspectives for the application of the genomic resources are discussed, especially
including the novel identification and structural analysis of allergens.
Keywords: Mites and ticks, allergic disease, genome, transcriptome, identification of allergen, DNA sequencing.
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