Plasmodium falciparum Tanzania (2000708) (Plas_falc_02000708_V1)

Plasmodium falciparum Tanzania (2000708) Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Plasmodium falciparum Tanzania (2000708)


Plasmodium falciparum is a protozoan parasite, one of the species of Plasmodium that cause malaria in humans. It is transmitted by the female Anopheles mosquito. This species causes the disease's most dangerous form, malignant Rates of infection decreased from 2000 to 2015 by 37%, but increased from 2014's 198 million cases. In sub-Saharan Africa, over 75% of cases were due to P. falciparum, whereas in most other malarial countries, other, less virulent plasmodial species predominate. Almost every malarial death is caused by P. falciparum.

Of the six malarial parasites, P. falciparum causes the most-often fatal and medically severe form of disease. Malaria is prevalent in tropical countries with an incidence of 300 million per year and mortality of 1 to 2 million per year. Roughly 50% of all malarial infections are caused by P. falciparum.

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The assembly presented is the Plas_falc_02000708_V1 assembly submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_000521055.1.


The annotation presented is derived from annotation submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_000521055.1, with additional non-coding genes derived from Rfam. For more details, please visit INSDC annotation import.

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General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.



AssemblyPlas_falc_02000708_V1, INSDC Assembly GCA_000521055.1, Apr 2014
Database version95.1
Base Pairs21,208,092
Golden Path Length27,023,494
Genebuild byENA
Genebuild methodGenerated from ENA annotation
Data sourceEuropean Nucleotide Archive

Gene counts

Coding genes6,659
Non coding genes45
Small non coding genes45
Gene transcripts6,770

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