Plasmodium vivax, the second most important causal agent of human malaria, is the most geographically distributed of the malaria parasites outside Africa (>50% of malaria cases in Asia and in Central and South America), infecting between 130-435 million people every year. P. vivax is responsible for the development of a clinically less severe disease than that caused by P. falciparum, and rarely does P.vivax malaria progress to the life-threatening manifestations observed with P.falciparum infections.
The P. vivax Sal-I genome is 26.8 Mb in size, with a karyotype of 14 chromosomes. The G+C content is 42,3%. P. vivax , Salvador I isolate, contig sequence and annotation is obtained from Genbank (modification date 2007-06-13). The sequencing and annotation was done at the Craig Venter Institute (former The Institute for Genomic Research).
This genome has been published: Carlton et al. (2008) Comparative genomics of the neglected human malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax. Nature 455:757-763.
» Plasmodium vivax on GeneDB