The 41 model chromosomes of T. cruzi. Because the CL Brener reference strain is a hybrid of the "non-Esmeraldo-like" and "Esmeraldo-like" lineages, each chromosome is comprised of 2 homologous chromosomes. These model chromosomes represent the consensus view of both haplotypes. Gene family members are depicted as non-blue colors; of note is the number of clusters of gene family members on the chromosomes, as well as in the artificially assembled contigs that were not assignable to individual chromosomes.
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