A Feast of Malaria Parasite Genomes

Jane M. Carlton, Steven A. Sullivan

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The Plasmodium genus has evolved over time and across hosts, complexifying our understanding of malaria. In a recent Nature paper, Rutledge et al. (2017) describe the genome sequences of three major human malaria parasite species, providing insight into Plasmodium evolution and raising the question of how many species there are.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)310-312
Number of pages3
JournalCell Host and Microbe
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 8 2017


  • Plasmodium
  • genome
  • malaria parasite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Virology


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