KEGG   GENOME: Plasmodium vivaxHelp
Entry
T01073            Complete  Genome                                 

Name
pvx, PLAVS, 126793
Definition
Plasmodium vivax SaI-1
Annotation
KOALAShow organism
Taxonomy
TAX:126793
  Lineage
Eukaryota; Alveolata; Apicomplexa; Aconoidasida; Haemosporida; Plasmodiidae; Plasmodium; Plasmodium (Plasmodium)
Taxonomy
Data source
Keywords
Human pathogen
Disease
H00361  Malaria
Comment
Major cause of malaria outside Africa, mainly afflicting Asia and the Americas.
Only capable of infecting reticulocytes, causing severe anaemia by dyserythropoiesis and destruction of infected and uninfected erythrocytes despite much lower parasitaemias.
Incapable of infecting Duffy-blood-group-negative reticulocytes.
Isolated from a patient from El Salvador.
Statistics
Number of protein genes:        5392
Reference
  Authors
Carlton JM et al.
  Title
Comparative genomics of the neglected human malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax.
  Journal
Nature 455:757-63 (2008)

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