Plasmodium berghei (GCA_900088445.1) Assembly and Gene Annotation
About Plasmodium berghei
Plasmodium berghei is a species in the genus Plasmodium subgenus Vinckeia.
It is a protozoan parasite that causes malaria in certain rodents. Originally, isolated from thicket rats in Central Africa, P. berghei is one of four Plasmodium species that have been described in African murine rodents, the others being Plasmodium chabaudi, Plasmodium vinckei, and Plasmodium yoelii. Due to its ability to infect rodents and relative ease of genetic engineering, P. berghei is a popular model organism for the study of human malaria.
General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.