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Plasmodium comparative genomics

AuthorsRanford-Cartwright, L.; Gómez-Díaz, Elena
Issue Date2019
PublisherOxford University Press
CitationBriefings in Functional Genomics 18: 267- 269 (2019)
AbstractMalaria is a serious infectious disease caused by unicellular eukaryotic parasites of the genus Plasmodium. Today more than 200 species exist [1], and whole-genome sequence data is available for around 22 species [2]. At least five different Plasmodium species can infect humans, of which Plasmodium falciparum is the major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide [3]. Other species are specific to vertebrates including rodents, birds and lizards. The parasite moves between vertebrate hosts via the bite of a mosquito, which serves as the definitive host and vector. A parasite species is usually restricted in the number of different vertebrate host species it is able to...
Publisher version (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bfgp/elz020
Identifiersdoi: 10.1093/bfgp/elz020
issn: 2041-2649
e-issn: 2041-2657
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