Plasmodium berghei (GCA_900044335.1) (PbK173)

Plasmodium berghei (GCA_900044335.1) 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.

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The annotation presented is derived from annotation submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_900044335.1, with additional non-coding genes derived from Rfam. For more details, please visit INSDC annotation import.

More information

General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.



AssemblyPbK173, INSDC Assembly GCA_900044335.1,
Database version104.1
Golden Path Length761,887
Genebuild by
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceSC

Gene counts

Coding genes288
Non coding genes32
Small non coding genes32
Gene transcripts375

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