KEGG   Plasmodium vivax

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T numberT01073
Org codepvx
AliasesPLAVS, 126793
Full namePlasmodium vivax
DefinitionPlasmodium vivax SaI-1
AnnotationKOALA
TaxonomyTAX: 126793
    LineageEukaryota; Alveolata; Apicomplexa; Aconoidasida; Haemosporida; Plasmodiidae; Plasmodium; Plasmodium (Plasmodium)
Data sourceRefSeq (Assembly: GCF_000002415.2)
BioProject: 20431
KeywordsHuman pathogen
DiseaseH00361 Malaria
CommentMajor 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.
StatisticsNumber of protein genes: 5392
Created2008
ReferencePMID: 18843361
    AuthorsCarlton JM et al.
    TitleComparative genomics of the neglected human malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax.
    JournalNature 455:757-63 (2008)
DOI: 10.1038/nature07327
ReferencePMID: 15901839
    AuthorsJongwutiwes S et al.
    TitleMitochondrial genome sequences support ancient population expansion in Plasmodium vivax.
    JournalMol Biol Evol 22:1733-9 (2005)
DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msi168

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