Plasmodium chabaudi

P. chabaudi is one of the four malaria species that infect murine rodents from Central Africa that are infectious to laboratory rodents and easily maintained and transmitted by Anopheles stephensi in the laboratory. It serves as a good model for the human parasites with which it shares high homology in most essential aspects of structure, biochemistry and life cycle. Genome organisation is conserved between rodent and human parasites and the two share detailed synteny.

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An initial analysis of a low-coverage (3x) draft genome produced by Sanger-sequencing was published by Hall et al. in 2005. From these data P. chabaudi has an estimated genome size of 18-20 Mb, with 14 chromosomes in the size range of 0.6 Mb to 3.8 Mb. DNA for this sequencing project was obtained from bloodstages of clone AS of of P. chabaudi.

Further sequencing of P. chabaudi AS and several other strains has been completed using Illumina Sequence-by-synthesis technology. A publication describing the comprehensive re-assembly and annotation is underway. Please refer to Data Use Statement.

  • A comprehensive survey of the Plasmodium life cycle by genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic analyses.

    Hall N, Karras M, Raine JD, Carlton JM, Kooij TW, Berriman M, Florens L, Janssen CS, Pain A, Christophides GK, James K, Rutherford K, Harris B, Harris D, Churcher C, Quail MA, Ormond D, Doggett J, Trueman HE, Mendoza J, Bidwell SL, Rajandream MA, Carucci DJ, Yates JR, Kafatos FC, Janse CJ, Barrell B, Turner CM, Waters AP and Sinden RE

    Science (New York, N.Y.) 2005;307;5706;82-6

Data Use Statement

This sequencing centre plans on publishing the completed and annotated sequences in a peer-reviewed journal as soon as possible. Permission of the principal investigator should be obtained before publishing analyses of the sequence/open reading frames/genes on a chromosome or genome scale. See our data sharing policy.

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