Plasmodium vivax (ASM241v2)

Plasmodium vivax Assembly and Gene Annotation

About the Plasmodium vivax genome

Plasmodium vivax is one of four species of malarial parasite of humans transmitted by the Anopheles mosquito, and the most common cause of recurring malaria. Infections are seldom fatal. The genome is 22 MB in size; the GC content is 45% (unlike some other Plasmodia sequences, which have notably low GC content); and about 5000 genes have been predicted.


The assembly is available from the EMBL/Genbank/DDBJ databases under the accession GCA_000002415.1.


Annotation for the Plasmodium_vivax genomes has been derived from annotation submitted to the EMBL/Genbank/DDBJ databases; and enhanced by importing data from additional sources, principally UniProtKB and GOA. Non coding RNA genes have been annotated using tRNAScan-SE (Lowe, T.M. and Eddy, S.R. 1997) , RFAM (Griffiths-Jones et al 2005), and RNAmmer (Lagesen K.,et al 2007); additional analysis tools have also been applied.


  1. Comparative genomics of the neglected human malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax.
    Carlton JM, Adams JH, Silva JC, Bidwell SL, Lorenzi H, Caler E, Crabtree J, Angiuoli SV, Merino EF, Amedeo P et al. 2008. Nature. 455:757-763.

More information

General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.



AssemblyASM241v2, INSDC Assembly GCA_000002415.2, May 2015
Database version111.2
Golden Path Length27,007,701
Genebuild by
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceEuropean Nucleotide Archive

Gene counts

Coding genes5,389
Non coding genes110
Small non coding genes110
Gene transcripts5,499