Plasmodium malariae (GCA_900090045.1) Assembly and Gene Annotation
About Plasmodium malariae
Plasmodium malariae is a parasitic protozoa that causes malaria in
humans. It is one of several species of Plasmodium parasites that
infect humans including Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax
which are responsible for most malarial infection. While found
worldwide, it is a so-called
" and is not nearly as dangerous as that produced by P. falciparum or P. vivax. It causes fevers that recur at approximately three-day intervals (a quartan fever), longer than the two-day (tertian) intervals of the other malarial parasites, hence its alternative names quartan fever and quartan malaria.
General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.