The nuclear genome of the rodent malaria parasite P. chabaudi AS is 18.8 Mb in size, with a karyotype of 14 chromosomes. The G+C content is approximately 23%.
The genome of P. chabaudi AS has been published A comprehensive evaluation of rodent malaria parasite genomes and gene expression.
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Version 3 of Plasmodium chabaudi chabaudi AS is now available
An updated and improved assembly and annotation of P. chabaudi chabaudi AS is now publicly available on GeneDB (March 2015). The assembly was made by Adam Reid (email@example.com) using the HGAP assembler and long single-molecule sequencing reads from the Pacific Biosciences RSII technology. Base errors and indels were corrected using iCORN (https://www.sanger.ac.uk/resources/software/pagit/) with simulated reads from the v2 assembly. Annotation was transferred from the v2 reference and additional, novel genes were identified ab initio. The annotation has been manually re-inspected genome-wide. EMBL and GFF format files can be downloaded from the FTP site.
A publication describing the new assembly is in preparation and permission should therefore be obtained before undertaking genome-scale or chromosome wide analysis. Please refer to  Data Use Statement.
This work was funded by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. The DNA was provided by Deirdre Cunningham and Jean Langhorne (The Francis Crick Institute, Mill Hill, London NW7 1AA, UK).