Gardner, M. J.
A Status Report on the Sequencing and Annotation of the P. falciparum Genome
Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2001 Dec 01; 118(2): 133-8.
Almost 5 years ago, an international consortium of sequencing centers and funding agencies was formed to sequence the genome of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. A novel chromosome by chromosome shotgun strategy was devised to sequence this very AT-rich genome. Two of the 14 chromosomes have been completed and the remaining chromosomes are in the final stages of gap closure. The consortium recently developed plans for the annotation and analysis of the complete genome sequence and its publication in 2002.