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Curr Opin Genet Dev. 1999 Dec;9(6):704-8.

The genome of the malaria parasite.

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The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville 20850, USA.


The genome of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum is being sequenced by an international consortium. Two of the parasite's 14 chromosomes have been completed and several other chromosomes are nearly finished. Even at this early stage of the project, analysis of the genome sequence has provided promising new leads for drug and vaccine development.

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