Paving the Way: Contributions of Big Data to Apicomplexan and Kinetoplastid Research

Robyn S. Kent, Emma M. Briggs, Beatrice L. Colon, Catalina Alvarez, Sara Silva Pereira, Mariana De Niz
2022 Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology  
In the age of big data an important question is how to ensure we make the most out of the resources we generate. In this review, we discuss the major methods used in Apicomplexan and Kinetoplastid research to produce big datasets and advance our understanding of Plasmodium, Toxoplasma, Cryptosporidium, Trypanosoma and Leishmania biology. We debate the benefits and limitations of the current technologies, and propose future advancements that may be key to improving our use of these techniques.
more » ... nally, we consider the difficulties the field faces when trying to make the most of the abundance of data that has already been, and will continue to be, generated.
doi:10.3389/fcimb.2022.900878 pmid:35734575 pmcid:PMC9207352 fatcat:ijakut26wrgx5jmny57csftxbm