Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax: so similar, yet very different.

  • Das A
  • Sharma M
  • Gupta B
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The recently published whole genome sequence information of one of
the human malaria parasites, Plasmodium vivax, have provided opportunities
to compare similar features with Plasmodium falciparum that causes
the most deadly form of human malaria. We herewith present comparative
genomic insights into the whole genome of the two parasites and also
to several other characteristics in terms of disease pathogenecity,
evolution, etc. We show that while high similarities exist at the
functional gene level, several contrasting features for other characteristics
are hallmarks of these two human malaria parasites.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Animals; Genes
  • Protozoan; Genome
  • Protozoan; Humans; Malaria
  • genetics
  • genetics/pathogenicity; Plasmodium vivax
  • genetics/pathogenicity; Virulence Factors
  • parasitology; Plasmodium falciparum

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  • Aparup Das

  • Meenu Sharma

  • Bhavna Gupta

  • Aditya Prasad Dash

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