Plasmodium knowlesi (ASM635v1)

About the Plasmodium_knowlesi genome

Plasmodium knowlesi is a parasite of primates, especially long-tailed macaques. It's genome contains a large gene family that apparently mimics regulators of the human immune system, while genes involved in antigenic variation (used to variably coat paratisized red blood cells to confuse the host defence system) are clustered on the tips of chromosomes, unlike other species of Plasmodia. The size of the genome is 2.3 Mb, GC content is around 40%, and the gene count is approximately 5000; this are similar values to those of the Plasmodium vivax genome, but different from the genome of Plasmodium falciparum which has a lower GC content; while more genes have been predicted in Plasmodium yoelli yoelii.

Taxonomy ID 5851

Data source Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

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Genome assembly: ASM635v1

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Gene annotation

What can I find? Protein-coding and non-coding genes, splice variants, cDNA and protein sequences, non-coding RNAs.

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Comparative genomics

What can I find? Homologues, gene trees, and whole genome alignments across multiple species.

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Phylogenetic overview of gene families

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This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor:

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