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Malaria Genome Project - Plasmodium falciparum


Ron W. Davis
Richard W. Hyman
Molly Miranda
Don Rowley
Eula Fung

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Nature: focus on malaria


The sequencing of Plasmodium falciparum chromosome 12 (clone 3D7) began in 1997 and was successfully completed in 2002 with a publication in Nature.

Funding for the work was provided by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

The Malaria Genome Sequencing Consortium

This work was done as part of the Malaria Genome Sequencing Consortium. Sequencing was separated by chromosome among three centers:

sgtc researchersThe SGTC Malaria Genome Research Team

The project work in the USA was funded by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the US Department of Defense. The project work in the UK was funded by The Wellcome Trust.


Sequence Data

All of the P. falciparum genome sequence data generated within the Malaria Genome Consortium is available at PlasmoDB. The data have also been deposited in the major databases. The P. falciparum chromosome 12 sequence has been submitted to GenBank, accession number AE014188.


  1. Hyman, R. W. et al. Sequence of Plasmodium falciparum chromosome 12. Nature 419, 534-537 (2002). [Publisher]
  2. Gardner, M. J. et al. Genome sequence of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Nature 419, 498-511 (2002). [Publisher]

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