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StatusReference proteome
Proteome IDiUP000008553
Taxonomy73239 - Plasmodium yoelii yoelii
Last modifiedFebruary 27, 2018
Genome assembly and annotationi GCA_000003085.2 from ENA/EMBL

P. yoelii yoelii, one of three recognised subspecies of P. yoelii, is a murine malaria species, originally isolated from the blood of thicket rats in Central Africa. The species is amply used as a model within drug and vaccine research. Although the core genome shares large block of synteny with human malaria parasites, there are several well-characterised breaks in synteny and the gene organisation in the subtelomeres is substantially different.

An initial analysis of a draft genome produced at The Institute for Genome Research by Sanger-sequencing and published in 2002. From these data P. yoelii has an estimated genome size of 23.1 Mb distributed across 14 chromosomes, but with > 5000 gaps. DNA for this sequencing project was obtained from P. yoelii yoelii 17XNL strain.


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Unassembled WGS sequence7740


  1. "Complex transcription from the extrachromosomal DNA encoding mitochondrial functions of Plasmodium yoelii."
    Suplick K., Morrisey J., Vaidya A.B.
    Mol. Cell. Biol. 1990:6381-6388(1990) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]
  2. "Sequences similar to genes for two mitochondrial proteins and portions of ribosomal RNA in tandemly arrayed 6-kilobase-pair DNA of a malarial parasite."
    Vaidya A.B., Akella R., Suplick K.
    Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 1989:97-107(1989) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]

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